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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -46.1°   Azimuth: 97.9°   Direction: East

HR2981 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2981 visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2981 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 HR2981 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2981 star
DSS2 image of HR2981. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2981 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2981


HR2981 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -46.1°
Azimuth: 97.9°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2981

HR2981 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 HR2981 are provided in the following table:

07h 41m 15s
-38° 32’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2981 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2981 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2981.

Visibility of HR2981 from your location

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

HR2981 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR2981 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2981 is distant 617.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

189.39 pc
617.42 ly
40 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2981

HR2981 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 HR2981 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2981. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2981