HR2942 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.
HR2942 visual magnitude is 6.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2942 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 HR2942:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2942
HR2942 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 HR2942 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2942 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2942 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2942 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2942
The image below is a photograph of HR2942 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 HR2942 is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2942 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2942 is distant 721.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2942
HR2942 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 HR2942 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.