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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR2989 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

HR2989 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2989 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 HR2989:

HR2989 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 32°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2989

HR2989 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 HR2989 are provided in the following table:

07h 44m 07s
+02° 24’ 17”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2989 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2989 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2989.

Visibility of HR2989 from your location

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

Today's HR2989 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.6°
Max altitude: 40.9°
Azimuth: 272.4°
HR2989 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2989

The image below is a photograph of HR2989 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 HR2989 is -0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2989 star
DSS2 image of HR2989. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2989 during the next 10000 years (-8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2989 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2989 is distant 432.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

132.80 pc
432.93 ly
15 km/s
-0.048 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2989

HR2989 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2989 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2989. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2989