HR2896 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Gemini.
HR2896 visual magnitude is 5.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2896 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 HR2896:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2896 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2896 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2896
The image below is a photograph of HR2896 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 HR2896 is -0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of HR2896
HR2896 belongs to spectral class K0 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.
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: