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HR2945 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2945 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2945 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 HR2945:

HR2945 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2945

HR2945 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 HR2945 are provided in the following table:

07h 37m 45s
-38° 00’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2945 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2945 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2945.

Visibility of HR2945 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 HR2945 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: 128.0°
Max altitude: 0.5°
Azimuth: 232.0°
HR2945 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2945

The image below is a photograph of HR2945 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 HR2945 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2945 star
DSS2 image of HR2945. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2945 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2945 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2945 is distant 565.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 52 kilometers per second.

173.61 pc
565.97 ly
52 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2945

HR2945 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2945 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2945. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2945