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Altitude: -56.2°   Azimuth: 260.2°   Direction: West

HR2998 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2998 visual magnitude is 5.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2998 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 HR2998:


HR2998 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -56.2°
Azimuth: 260.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2998

HR2998 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 HR2998 are provided in the following table:

07h 42m 57s
-45° 10’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2998 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2998 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2998.

Visibility of HR2998 from your location

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

HR2998 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2998

The image below is a photograph of HR2998 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 HR2998 is -0.066 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.558 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2998 star
DSS2 image of HR2998. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2998 during the next 1000 years (-1.10 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.30 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2998 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2998 is distant 78.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

24.14 pc
78.69 ly
28 km/s
-0.066 arcsec/year
-0.558 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2998

HR2998 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2998 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2998. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2998