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HR2888 is a giant star in the constellation of Volans.

HR2888 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2888 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2888:

HR2888 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2888

HR2888 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2888 are provided in the following table:

07h 28m 51s
-64° 30’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2888 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2888 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2888.

Visibility of HR2888 from your location

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

HR2888 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2888

The image below is a photograph of HR2888 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR2888 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2888 star
DSS2 image of HR2888. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2888 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2888 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2888 is distant 680.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

208.77 pc
680.58 ly
14 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2888

HR2888 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2888 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2888. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2888