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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -48.5°   Azimuth: 264.4°   Direction: West

HR2955 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2955 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2955 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 HR2955:


HR2955 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -48.5°
Azimuth: 264.4°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2955

HR2955 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 HR2955 are provided in the following table:

07h 38m 32s
-38° 46’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2955 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2955 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2955.

Visibility of HR2955 from your location

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

HR2955 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2955

The image below is a photograph of HR2955 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 HR2955 is 0.03 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 HR2955 star
DSS2 image of HR2955. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2955 during the next 10000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2955 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2955 is distant 393.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

120.63 pc
393.24 ly
26 km/s
0.03 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2955

HR2955 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2955 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2955. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2955