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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:08 south
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Altitude: -44.7°   Azimuth: 308.3°   Direction: North-West

HR3026 is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3026 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3026 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 HR3026:


HR3026 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -44.7°
Azimuth: 308.3°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3026

HR3026 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 HR3026 are provided in the following table:

07h 47m 38s
-15° 59’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3026 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3026 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3026.

Visibility of HR3026 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 HR3026 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: 106.0°
Max altitude: 22.5°
Azimuth: 254.0°
HR3026 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3026

The image below is a photograph of HR3026 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 HR3026 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3026 star
DSS2 image of HR3026. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3026 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3026 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3026 is distant 2,279.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

699.30 pc
2,279.72 ly
31 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3026

HR3026 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3026 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3026. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3026