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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 11.9°   Azimuth: 96.6°   Direction: East

HR2950 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

HR2950 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2950 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 HR2950:


HR2950 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 11.9°
Azimuth: 96.6°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2950

HR2950 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2950 are provided in the following table:

07h 40m 06s
+05° 13’ 50”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2950 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2950 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2950.

Visibility of HR2950 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 HR2950 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: 84.8°
Max altitude: 43.8°
Azimuth: 275.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2950

The image below is a photograph of HR2950 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 HR2950 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2950 star
DSS2 image of HR2950. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2950 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR2950

HR2950 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


HR2950 star system properties

HR2950 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2950 double sysyem:

1.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2950