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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: -23.9°   Azimuth: 102.4°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2912 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2912 visual magnitude is 6.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2912 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2912 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2912 star
DSS2 image of HR2912. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2912 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2912


HR2912 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.9°
Azimuth: 102.4°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2912

HR2912 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 HR2912 are provided in the following table:

07h 34m 28s
-26° 07’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2912 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2912 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2912.

Visibility of HR2912 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 HR2912 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: 116.1°
Max altitude: 12.4°
Azimuth: 243.9°

Distance of HR2912 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2912 is distant 337.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

103.63 pc
337.82 ly
28 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2912

HR2912 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2912 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2912. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2912