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Altitude: 24.8°   Azimuth: 38.4°   Direction: North-East

HR2969 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR2969 visual magnitude is 5.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2969 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 HR2969:


HR2969 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 24.8°
Azimuth: 38.4°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2969

HR2969 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2969 are provided in the following table:

07h 44m 04s
+50° 26’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2969 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2969 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2969.

Visibility of HR2969 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR2969 is circumpolar and transits at 02:37 UTC (altitude: 89.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2969

The image below is a photograph of HR2969 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 HR2969 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2969 star
DSS2 image of HR2969. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2969 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2969 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2969 is distant 689.22 light years from the Sun

211.42 pc
689.22 ly
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2969

HR2969 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2969 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2969. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2969