HR2999 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lynx.
HR2999 visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2999 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 HR2999:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2999 in the sky:
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):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2999
The image below is a photograph of HR2999 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 HR2999 is 0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of HR2999
HR2999 belongs to spectral class M2 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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.