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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:08 south
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Altitude: -48.9°   Azimuth: 297.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2909 is a dwarf star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2909 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2909 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 HR2909:


HR2909 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -48.9°
Azimuth: 297.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2909

HR2909 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 HR2909 are provided in the following table:

07h 34m 18s
-23° 28’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2909 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2909 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2909.

Visibility of HR2909 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 HR2909 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: 113.5°
Max altitude: 15.0°
Azimuth: 246.5°
HR2909 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2909

The image below is a photograph of HR2909 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 HR2909 is -0.095 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2909 star
DSS2 image of HR2909. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2909 during the next 1000 years (-1.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.03 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2909 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2909 is distant 94.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

29.06 pc
94.74 ly
-5 km/s
-0.095 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2909

HR2909 belongs to spectral class F4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2909 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2909. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2909