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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: -39.8°   Azimuth: 301.9°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2897 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2897 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2897 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2897 is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2897 star
DSS2 image of HR2897. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2897 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2897


HR2897 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.8°
Azimuth: 301.9°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2897

HR2897 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2897 are provided in the following table:

07h 33m 22s
-14° 20’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2897 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2897 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2897.

Visibility of HR2897 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 HR2897 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: 104.3°
Max altitude: 24.2°
Azimuth: 255.7°

Distance of HR2897 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2897 is distant 1,509.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

462.96 pc
1,509.26 ly
22 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2897

HR2897 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2897 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2897. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2897