HR2903 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.
HR2903 visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2903 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 HR2903:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2903
HR2903 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 HR2903 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2903 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2903 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR2903 is circumpolar and transits at 14:45 UTC (altitude: 84.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2903
The image below is a photograph of HR2903 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 HR2903 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2903 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2903 is distant 518.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2903
HR2903 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2903 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.