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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:49 | Tran: 15:01 | Set: 0:14
Altitude: 55.9°   Azimuth: 112.5°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2896 is a multiple hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Gemini.

HR2896 visual magnitude is 5.33. Because of its faintness, HR2896 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2896

Finder chart HR2896 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2896.

HR2896 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 HR2896 are provided in the following table:

07h 35m 08s
+30° 57’ 39”
Image of HR2896 star
DSS2 image of HR2896. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2896 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2896


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2896 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2896. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2896 star system properties

HR2896 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2896 double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Distance of HR2896 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2896 is distant 302.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

92.76 pc
302.41 ly
-6 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2896


Visibility of HR2896 from your location

Today's HR2896 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.0°
Max altitude: 69.5°
Azimuth: 301.0°