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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:07 south
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Altitude: -56.6°   Azimuth: 281.3°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2889 is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2889 visual magnitude is 6.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2889 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 HR2889:


HR2889 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -56.6°
Azimuth: 281.3°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2889

HR2889 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 HR2889 are provided in the following table:

07h 31m 42s
-35° 53’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2889 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2889 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2889.

Visibility of HR2889 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 HR2889 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: 125.9°
Max altitude: 2.6°
Azimuth: 234.1°
HR2889 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2889

The image below is a photograph of HR2889 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 HR2889 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2889 star
DSS2 image of HR2889. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2889 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2889 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2889 is distant 883.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

271.00 pc
883.47 ly
-2 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2889

HR2889 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2889 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2889. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2889 star system properties

HR2889 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2889 double sysyem:

91.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2889