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HR2908 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2908 visual magnitude is 6.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2908 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 HR2908:

HR2908 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2908

HR2908 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2908 are provided in the following table:

07h 33m 13s
-43° 05’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2908 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2908 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2908.

Visibility of HR2908 from your location

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

HR2908 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2908

The image below is a photograph of HR2908 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 HR2908 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2908 star
DSS2 image of HR2908. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2908 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2908 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2908 is distant 507.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 48 kilometers per second.

155.76 pc
507.79 ly
-48 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2908

HR2908 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2908 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2908. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2908