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Altitude: -65.5°   Azimuth: 282.7°   Direction: West-North-West

HR3002 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3002 visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3002 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 HR3002:


HR3002 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -65.5°
Azimuth: 282.7°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3002

HR3002 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3002 are provided in the following table:

07h 43m 41s
-40° 56’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3002 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3002 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3002.

Visibility of HR3002 from your location

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

HR3002 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3002

The image below is a photograph of HR3002 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 HR3002 is 0.133 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.175 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3002 star
DSS2 image of HR3002. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3002 during the next 1000 years (2.22 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.92 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3002 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3002 is distant 215.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 53 kilometers per second.

66.09 pc
215.47 ly
53 km/s
0.133 arcsec/year
-0.175 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3002

HR3002 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3002 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3002. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3002