HR2959 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Puppis.
HR2959 visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2959 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2959:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2959
HR2959 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 HR2959 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2959 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2959 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2959 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2959
The image below is a photograph of HR2959 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 HR2959 is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2959 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2959 is distant 676.35 light years from the Sun
Spectral properties of HR2959
HR2959 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2959 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.