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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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3 Geminorum

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:58 | Tran: 13:05 | Set: 21:12
Altitude: 57.2°   Azimuth: 141.9°   Direction: South-East

3 Geminorum is a variable and multiple supergiant star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Gemini.

3 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its faintness, 3 Geminorum 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 3 Geminorum

Finder chart 3 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 3 Geminorum.

3 Geminorum is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 3 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

06h 09m 43s
+23° 06’ 47”
187.75°
1.77°
Gemini
Image of 3 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 3 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 3 Geminorum during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 3 Geminorum

5.75
Supergiant

and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.

-24.25
B2I
8086K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 3 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 3 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

3 Geminorum star system properties

3 Geminorum is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 3 Geminorum double sysyem:

5.75
8.25
2.5
0.7 arcsec

Distance of 3 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

3 Geminorum is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
16 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 3 Geminorum

3 Geminorum
SAO78050
SAO78050

Visibility of 3 Geminorum from your location

Today's 3 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.9°
Max altitude: 61.6°
Azimuth: 293.1°