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HR2894 is a giant star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR2894 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2894 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 HR2894:

HR2894 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 26°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2894

HR2894 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2894 are provided in the following table:

07h 36m 47s
+55° 45’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2894 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2894 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2894.

Visibility of HR2894 from your location

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

HR2894 is circumpolar and transits at 15:17 UTC (altitude: 85.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2894

The image below is a photograph of HR2894 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 HR2894 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2894 star
DSS2 image of HR2894. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2894 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2894 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2894 is distant 280.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

85.98 pc
280.31 ly
1 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2894

HR2894 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2894 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2894. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2894