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HR2916

HR2916 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2916 visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2916 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 HR2916:

5.77
Giant
HR2916 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2916

HR2916 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 HR2916 are provided in the following table:

07h 34m 34s
-27° 00’ 42”
241.69°
-3.37°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2916 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2916 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2916.

Visibility of HR2916 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 HR2916 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: 117.0°
Max altitude: 11.5°
Azimuth: 243.0°
HR2916 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2916

The image below is a photograph of HR2916 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 HR2916 is -0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.079 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2916 star
DSS2 image of HR2916. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2916 during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2916 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2916 is distant 313.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

96.06 pc
313.16 ly
-6 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
0.079 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2916

HR2916 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.86
K1III
4603K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2916 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2916. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2916

SAO174033
SAO174033