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Altitude: -24.5°   Azimuth: 207.4°   Direction: South-South-West

HR2941 is a giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR2941 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2941 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 HR2941:


HR2941 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.5°
Azimuth: 207.4°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2941

HR2941 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 HR2941 are provided in the following table:

07h 36m 01s
-55° 53’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2941 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2941 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2941.

Visibility of HR2941 from your location

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

HR2941 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2941

The image below is a photograph of HR2941 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 HR2941 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2941 star
DSS2 image of HR2941. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2941 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2941 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2941 is distant 601.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

184.50 pc
601.48 ly
22 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2941

HR2941 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2941 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2941. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2941