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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: 0.4°   Azimuth: 197.2°   Direction: South-South-West

HR2885 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2885 visual magnitude is 6.68. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2885 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2885 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2885 star
DSS2 image of HR2885. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2885 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2885


HR2885 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.4°
Azimuth: 197.2°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2885

HR2885 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2885 are provided in the following table:

07h 31m 25s
-36° 09’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2885 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2885 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2885.

Visibility of HR2885 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR2885 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.2°
Max altitude: 2.4°
Azimuth: 233.8°

Distance of HR2885 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2885 is distant 926.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

284.09 pc
926.14 ly
21 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2885

HR2885 belongs to spectral class B4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2885 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2885. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2885