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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: -0.4°   Azimuth: 169.1°   Direction: South

HR2963 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2963 visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2963 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2963 is -0.019 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 HR2963 star
DSS2 image of HR2963. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2963 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2963


HR2963 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -0.4°
Azimuth: 169.1°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2963

HR2963 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 HR2963 are provided in the following table:

07h 39m 43s
-38° 08’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2963 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2963 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2963.

Visibility of HR2963 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 HR2963 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: 128.1°
Max altitude: 0.4°
Azimuth: 231.9°

Distance of HR2963 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2963 is distant 611.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

187.62 pc
611.63 ly
30 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2963

HR2963 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2963 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2963. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2963 star system properties

HR2963 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2963 double sysyem:

1.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2963