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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 58.5°   Azimuth: 11.8°   Direction: North-North-East

HR2997 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2997 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2997 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2997 is -0.476 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.09 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2997 star
DSS2 image of HR2997. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2997 during the next 1000 years (-7.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2997


HR2997 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 58.5°
Azimuth: 11.8°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2997

HR2997 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2997 are provided in the following table:

07h 56m 17s
+80° 15’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2997 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2997 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2997.

Visibility of HR2997 from your location

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

HR2997 is circumpolar and transits at 21:51 UTC (altitude: 61.2°)

Distance of HR2997 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2997 is distant 55.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

17.04 pc
55.57 ly
-8 km/s
-0.476 arcsec/year
0.09 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2997

HR2997 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2997 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2997. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2997