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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:46 south
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Altitude: -13.7°   Azimuth: 274.0°   Direction: West

HR2958 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2958 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2958 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 HR2958:


HR2958 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.7°
Azimuth: 274.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2958

HR2958 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 HR2958 are provided in the following table:

07h 40m 35s
-08° 11’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2958 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2958 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2958.

Visibility of HR2958 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 HR2958 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: 98.2°
Max altitude: 30.3°
Azimuth: 261.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2958

The image below is a photograph of HR2958 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 HR2958 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2958 star
DSS2 image of HR2958. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2958 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2958 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2958 is distant 310.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

95.15 pc
310.18 ly
-7 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2958

HR2958 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2958 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2958. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2958