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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 33.0°   Azimuth: 144.0°   Direction: South-East

HR2982 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

HR2982 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2982 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 HR2982 is 0.008 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 HR2982 star
DSS2 image of HR2982. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2982 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2982


HR2982 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 33.0°
Azimuth: 144.0°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2982

HR2982 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 HR2982 are provided in the following table:

07h 43m 05s
+00° 11’ 21”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2982 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2982 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2982.

Visibility of HR2982 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 HR2982 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: 89.8°
Max altitude: 38.7°
Azimuth: 270.2°

Distance of HR2982 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2982 is distant 452.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

138.89 pc
452.78 ly
8 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2982

HR2982 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2982 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2982. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2982 star system properties

HR2982 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2982 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2982