HR2939 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.
HR2939 visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2939 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 HR2939:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2939
HR2939 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2939 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2939 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2939 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR2939 is circumpolar and transits at 15:17 UTC (altitude: 86.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2939
The image below is a photograph of HR2939 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 HR2939 is -0.054 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.128 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2939 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2939 is distant 325.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2939
HR2939 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2939 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.