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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:45  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
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Altitude: -37.2°   Azimuth: 85.0°   Direction: East

HR2992 is a double star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2992 visual magnitude is 6.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2992 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 HR2992:


HR2992 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.2°
Azimuth: 85.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2992

HR2992 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 HR2992 are provided in the following table:

07h 43m 39s
-25° 30’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2992 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2992 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2992.

Visibility of HR2992 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 HR2992 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: 115.5°
Max altitude: 13.0°
Azimuth: 244.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2992

The image below is a photograph of HR2992 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 HR2992 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2992 star
DSS2 image of HR2992. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2992 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2992 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2992 is distant 16,300.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

5,000.00 pc
16,300.00 ly
23 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2992

HR2992 belongs to spectral class A3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2992 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2992. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2992 star system properties

HR2992 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 HR2992 double sysyem:

5.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2992