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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Rise: 11:33 | Tran: 14:54 | Set: 18:15
Altitude: -57.8°   Azimuth: 50.8°   Direction: North-East

HR2956 is a main-sequence star of spectral class B7 in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2956 visual magnitude is 6.5. Because of its faintness, HR2956 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2956

Finder chart HR2956 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR2956


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of HR2956


Visibility of HR2956 from your location

Today's HR2956 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.9°
Max altitude: 11.7°
Azimuth: 243.1°