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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:08 south
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Altitude: -58.4°   Azimuth: 278.2°   Direction: West

HR2961 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2961 visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2961 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 HR2961:


HR2961 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -58.4°
Azimuth: 278.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2961

HR2961 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 HR2961 are provided in the following table:

07h 39m 27s
-38° 18’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2961 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2961 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2961.

Visibility of HR2961 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 HR2961 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: 128.3°
Max altitude: 0.2°
Azimuth: 231.7°
HR2961 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2961

The image below is a photograph of HR2961 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 HR2961 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2961 star
DSS2 image of HR2961. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2961 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2961 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2961 is distant 573.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

176.06 pc
573.94 ly
26 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2961

HR2961 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2961 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2961. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2961