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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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HR2978

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:24 | Tran: 14:26 | Set: 22:28
Altitude: 31.7°   Azimuth: 93.2°   Direction: East

HR2978 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Gemini.

HR2978 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its faintness, HR2978 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2978

Finder chart HR2978 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2978.

HR2978 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 HR2978 are provided in the following table:

07h 43m 22s
+22° 23’ 57”
197.75°
21.02°
Gemini
Image of HR2978 star
DSS2 image of HR2978. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2978 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2978

6.21
Hypergiant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

1.34
K0III
4917K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2978 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2978. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR2978 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2978 is distant 306.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

94.07 pc
306.68 ly
-3 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2978

SAO79641
SAO79641

Visibility of HR2978 from your location

Today's HR2978 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.6°
Max altitude: 60.9°
Azimuth: 292.4°