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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:32
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Altitude: -7.0°   Azimuth: 221.0°   Direction: South-West

HR3018 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3018 visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3018 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 HR3018 is -0.279 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 1.665 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3018 star
DSS2 image of HR3018. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3018 during the next 100 years (-0.47 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.78 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3018


HR3018 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -7.0°
Azimuth: 221.0°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3018

HR3018 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 HR3018 are provided in the following table:

07h 45m 34s
-34° 10’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3018 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3018 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3018.

Visibility of HR3018 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 HR3018 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: 124.2°
Max altitude: 4.3°
Azimuth: 235.8°

Distance of HR3018 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3018 is distant 49.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 103 kilometers per second.

15.20 pc
49.55 ly
103 km/s
-0.279 arcsec/year
1.665 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3018

HR3018 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3018 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3018. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3018

Gl 288 A