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HR2899 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2899 visual magnitude is 5.66. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2899 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 HR2899:

HR2899 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 4°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2899

HR2899 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 HR2899 are provided in the following table:

07h 33m 19s
-19° 24’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2899 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2899 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2899.

Visibility of HR2899 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 HR2899 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: 109.4°
Max altitude: 19.1°
Azimuth: 250.6°
HR2899 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2899

The image below is a photograph of HR2899 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 HR2899 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.067 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2899 star
DSS2 image of HR2899. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2899 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2899 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2899 is distant 292.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

89.69 pc
292.38 ly
16 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.067 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2899

HR2899 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2899 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2899. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2899