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HR2988 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2988 visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2988 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 HR2988:

HR2988 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2988

HR2988 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 HR2988 are provided in the following table:

07h 42m 48s
-26° 21’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2988 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2988 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2988.

Visibility of HR2988 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 HR2988 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: 116.4°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.6°
HR2988 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2988

The image below is a photograph of HR2988 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 HR2988 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2988 star
DSS2 image of HR2988. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2988 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2988 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2988 is distant 332.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

102.15 pc
332.99 ly
-18 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2988

HR2988 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2988 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2988. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2988