We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Donate now and help us to keep this site free and ad-free!
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Puppis » 


Altitude: -40.3°   Azimuth: 267.7°   Direction: West

HR2974 is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2974 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2974 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 HR2974:


HR2974 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.3°
Azimuth: 267.7°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2974

HR2974 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 HR2974 are provided in the following table:

07h 40m 52s
-31° 39’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2974 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2974 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2974.

Visibility of HR2974 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 HR2974 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: 121.7°
Max altitude: 6.9°
Azimuth: 238.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2974

The image below is a photograph of HR2974 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 HR2974 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2974 star
DSS2 image of HR2974. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2974 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2974 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2974 is distant 6,392.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 68 kilometers per second.

1,960.78 pc
6,392.16 ly
68 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2974

HR2974 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2974 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2974. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2974