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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:38  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:43
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Altitude: 27.0°   Azimuth: 121.7°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2966 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

HR2966 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2966 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 HR2966 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2966 star
DSS2 image of HR2966. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2966 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2966


HR2966 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 27.0°
Azimuth: 121.7°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2966

HR2966 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 HR2966 are provided in the following table:

07h 41m 35s
+03° 37’ 28”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2966 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2966 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2966.

Visibility of HR2966 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 HR2966 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: 86.4°
Max altitude: 42.1°
Azimuth: 273.6°

Distance of HR2966 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2966 is distant 503.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

154.56 pc
503.86 ly
-24 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2966

HR2966 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2966 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2966. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2966