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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -54.3°   Azimuth: 8.9°   Direction: North

HR3027 is a variable and multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3027 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3027 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 HR3027:

Bright giant

HR3027 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -54.3°
Azimuth: 8.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3027

HR3027 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 HR3027 are provided in the following table:

07h 47m 45s
-16° 00’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3027 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3027 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3027.

Visibility of HR3027 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 HR3027 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°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3027

The image below is a photograph of HR3027 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 HR3027 is 0 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 HR3027 star
DSS2 image of HR3027. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3027 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3027 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3027 is distant 2,397.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

735.29 pc
2,397.06 ly
14 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3027

HR3027 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3027 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3027. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3027 star system properties

HR3027 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3027 double sysyem:

130.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3027