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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:10 | Tran: 15:05 | Set: 2:04
Altitude: 66.7°   Azimuth: 116.3°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2999 is a variable giant star of spectral class M2 in the constellation of Lynx.

HR2999 visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its faintness, HR2999 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 HR2999

Finder chart HR2999 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2999.

HR2999 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2999 are provided in the following table:

07h 46m 39s
+37° 31’ 02”
Image of HR2999 star
DSS2 image of HR2999. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2999 during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2999


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2999 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2999. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR2999 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2999 is distant 326.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

100.10 pc
326.33 ly
-35 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2999


Visibility of HR2999 from your location

Today's HR2999 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.5°
Max altitude: 76.0°
Azimuth: 307.5°