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HR2960

Altitude: -37.8°   Azimuth: 286.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2960 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2960 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2960 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 HR2960:

5.93
Hypergiant

HR2960 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.8°
Azimuth: 286.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2960

HR2960 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 HR2960 are provided in the following table:

07h 40m 13s
-19° 39’ 38”
235.9°
1.36°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2960 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2960 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2960.

Visibility of HR2960 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 HR2960 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: 109.7°
Max altitude: 18.9°
Azimuth: 250.3°
HR2960 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2960

The image below is a photograph of HR2960 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 HR2960 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2960 star
DSS2 image of HR2960. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2960 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2960 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2960 is distant 719.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

220.75 pc
719.65 ly
-3 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2960

HR2960 belongs to spectral class K0

-0.79
K0
4389K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2960 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2960. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2960 star system properties

HR2960 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2960 double sysyem:

5.93
11.13
5.2
8.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2960

SAO153225
SAO153225