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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: -49.9°   Azimuth: 309.2°   Direction: North-West

HR3048 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3048 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3048 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 HR3048:


HR3048 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -49.9°
Azimuth: 309.2°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3048

HR3048 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 HR3048 are provided in the following table:

07h 49m 45s
-20° 12’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3048 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3048 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3048.

Visibility of HR3048 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 HR3048 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: 110.2°
Max altitude: 18.3°
Azimuth: 249.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3048

The image below is a photograph of HR3048 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 HR3048 is -0.053 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.106 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3048 star
DSS2 image of HR3048. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3048 during the next 1000 years (-0.88 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.77 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3048 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3048 is distant 168.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.

51.65 pc
168.39 ly
45 km/s
-0.053 arcsec/year
-0.106 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3048

HR3048 belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3048 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3048. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3048 star system properties

HR3048 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3048 double sysyem:

6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3048