HR2898 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.
HR2898 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2898 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 HR2898:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2898
HR2898 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 HR2898 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2898 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2898 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR2898 is circumpolar and transits at 15:12 UTC (altitude: 81.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2898
The image below is a photograph of HR2898 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 HR2898 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2898 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2898 is distant 393.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2898
HR2898 belongs to spectral class F0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2898 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2898 star system properties
HR2898 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2898 double sysyem: