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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:44 | Tran: 15:09 | Set: 18:34
Altitude: 10.7°   Azimuth: 195.5°   Direction: South-South-West

HR2988 is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Puppis.

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

Finder chart HR2988 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR2988


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

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

Alternative designations of HR2988


Visibility of HR2988 from your location

Today's HR2988 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.4°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.6°