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Altitude: -35.5°   Azimuth: 218.7°   Direction: South-West

HR3012 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3012 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3012 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3012 is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3012 star
DSS2 image of HR3012. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3012 during the next 10000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3012


HR3012 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.5°
Azimuth: 218.7°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3012

HR3012 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 HR3012 are provided in the following table:

07h 42m 53s
-58° 13’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3012 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3012 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3012.

Visibility of HR3012 from your location

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

HR3012 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3012 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3012 is distant 629.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

193.05 pc
629.34 ly
-22 km/s
-0.03 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3012

HR3012 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3012 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3012. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3012