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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:49  
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SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 15.0°   Azimuth: 322.9°   Direction: North-West

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:


HR2898 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.0°
Azimuth: 322.9°
Direction: North-West

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:

07h 35m 56s
+43° 01’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2898 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2898 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2898.

Visibility of HR2898 from your location

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

HR2898 is circumpolar and transits at 02:33 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.

Image of HR2898 star
DSS2 image of HR2898. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2898 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

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.

120.63 pc
393.24 ly
21 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.05 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2898

HR2898 belongs to spectral class F0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2898 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2898. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

2.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2898