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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: -31.8°   Azimuth: 91.0°   Direction: East

HR3043 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3043 visual magnitude is 5.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3043 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 HR3043 is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3043 star
DSS2 image of HR3043. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3043 during the next 10000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3043


HR3043 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.8°
Azimuth: 91.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3043

HR3043 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 HR3043 are provided in the following table:

07h 49m 01s
-24° 54’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3043 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3043 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3043.

Visibility of HR3043 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 HR3043 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: 114.9°
Max altitude: 13.6°
Azimuth: 245.1°

Distance of HR3043 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3043 is distant 320.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

98.43 pc
320.87 ly
2 km/s
-0.03 arcsec/year
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3043

HR3043 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3043 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3043. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3043