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3 Vulpeculae

3 Vulpeculae is a variable giant star in the constellation of Vulpecula.

3 Vulpeculae visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its reltive faintness, 3 Vulpeculae 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 3 Vulpeculae:

5.18
Giant
3 Vulpeculae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 3 Vulpeculae

3 Vulpeculae 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 3 Vulpeculae are provided in the following table:

19h 22m 50s
+26° 15’ 44”
59.78°
5.32°
Vulpecula

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 3 Vulpeculae in the sky:

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

Visibility of 3 Vulpeculae from your location

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

Today's 3 Vulpeculae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.7°
Max altitude: 64.8°
Azimuth: 296.3°
3 Vulpeculae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 3 Vulpeculae

The image below is a photograph of 3 Vulpeculae 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 3 Vulpeculae is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 3 Vulpeculae star
DSS2 image of 3 Vulpeculae. The red arrow shows the motion of 3 Vulpeculae during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 3 Vulpeculae from the Sun and relative movement

3 Vulpeculae is distant 402.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

123.46 pc
402.47 ly
-12 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 3 Vulpeculae

3 Vulpeculae belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.28
B6III
11920K

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

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

Alternative designations of 3 Vulpeculae

3 Vulpeculae
SAO87136
SAO87136