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HR2906

Altitude: 7.6°   Azimuth: 141.5°   Direction: South-East

HR2906 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2906 visual magnitude is 4.45. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2906 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2906:

4.45
Sub-giant

HR2906 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 7.6°
Azimuth: 141.5°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2906

HR2906 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 HR2906 are provided in the following table:

07h 34m 03s
-22° 17’ 45”
237.5°
-1.19°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2906 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2906 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2906.

Visibility of HR2906 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 HR2906 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: 112.3°
Max altitude: 16.2°
Azimuth: 247.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2906

The image below is a photograph of HR2906 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 HR2906 is -0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2906 star
DSS2 image of HR2906. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2906 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2906 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2906 is distant 83.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 61 kilometers per second.

25.70 pc
83.78 ly
61 km/s
-0.04 arcsec/year
0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2906

HR2906 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

2.40
F6IV
6344K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2906 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2906. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2906

SAO174009
SAO174009