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HR2956

HR2956 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2956 visual magnitude is 6.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2956 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 HR2956:

6.5
Main-sequence
HR2956 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2956

HR2956 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 HR2956 are provided in the following table:

07h 39m 26s
-26° 51’ 47”
242.09°
-2.35°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2956 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2956 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2956.

Visibility of HR2956 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 HR2956 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: 116.9°
Max altitude: 11.7°
Azimuth: 243.1°
HR2956 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2956

The image below is a photograph of HR2956 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 HR2956 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2956 star
DSS2 image of HR2956. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2956 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2956 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2956 is distant 819.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

251.26 pc
819.10 ly
33 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2956

HR2956 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-0.50
B7V
11573K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2956 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2956. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2956

SAO174219
SAO174219