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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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HR2928

Altitude: -49.4°   Azimuth: 309.4°   Direction: North-West

HR2928 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2928 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2928 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 HR2928:

5.74
Giant

HR2928 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -49.4°
Azimuth: 309.4°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2928

HR2928 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 HR2928 are provided in the following table:

07h 36m 41s
-19° 42’ 07”
235.53°
0.61°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2928 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2928 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2928.

Visibility of HR2928 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 HR2928 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: 109.7°
Max altitude: 18.8°
Azimuth: 250.3°
HR2928 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2928

The image below is a photograph of HR2928 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 HR2928 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2928 star
DSS2 image of HR2928. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2928 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2928 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2928 is distant 1,697.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

520.83 pc
1,697.92 ly
22 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2928

HR2928 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.84
B2III
13348K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2928 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2928. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2928

SAO153149
SAO153149