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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: 74.5°   Azimuth: 209.5°   Direction: South-South-West

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:


HR2999 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 74.5°
Azimuth: 209.5°
Direction: South-South-West

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:

07h 46m 39s
+37° 31’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2999 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2999 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2999.

Visibility of HR2999 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 HR2999 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: 52.5°
Max altitude: 76.0°
Azimuth: 307.5°

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.

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);

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

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of HR2999