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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -4.9°   Azimuth: 128.2°   Direction: South-East

HR2949 is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2949 visual magnitude is 4.62. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2949 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2949 is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2949 star
DSS2 image of HR2949. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2949 during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2949


HR2949 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -4.9°
Azimuth: 128.2°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2949

HR2949 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 HR2949 are provided in the following table:

07h 38m 49s
-26° 48’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2949 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2949 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2949.

Visibility of HR2949 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 HR2949 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: 116.8°
Max altitude: 11.7°
Azimuth: 243.2°

Spectral properties of HR2949

HR2949 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


HR2949 star system properties

HR2949 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2949 double sysyem:

9.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2949