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HR2986 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2986 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2986 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 HR2986:

HR2986 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2986

HR2986 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 HR2986 are provided in the following table:

07h 41m 57s
-38° 31’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2986 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2986 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2986.

Visibility of HR2986 from your location

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

HR2986 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2986

The image below is a photograph of HR2986 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 HR2986 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2986 star
DSS2 image of HR2986. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2986 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2986 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2986 is distant 650.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

199.60 pc
650.70 ly
8 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2986

HR2986 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2986 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2986. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2986