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HR2896

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:

5.33
Hypergiant
HR2896 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 25°.

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:

07h 35m 08s
+30° 57’ 39”
188.43°
22.29°
Gemini

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2896 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2896 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2896.

Visibility of HR2896 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 59.0°
Max altitude: 69.5°
Azimuth: 301.0°
HR2896 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR2896

HR2896 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.49
K0III
4719K

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:

5.33
5.73
0.4
0.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2896

SAO60204
SAO60204