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HR2918 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

HR2918 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2918 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 HR2918:

HR2918 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 43°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2918

HR2918 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 HR2918 are provided in the following table:

07h 36m 34s
+05° 51’ 42”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2918 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2918 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2918.

Visibility of HR2918 from your location

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

Today's HR2918 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.1°
Max altitude: 44.4°
Azimuth: 275.9°
HR2918 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2918

The image below is a photograph of HR2918 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 HR2918 is -0.111 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2918 star
DSS2 image of HR2918. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2918 during the next 1000 years (-1.85 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.18 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2918 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2918 is distant 142.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

43.63 pc
142.23 ly
4 km/s
-0.111 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2918

HR2918 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2918 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2918. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2918