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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:50 south
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Altitude: -32.0°   Azimuth: 26.6°   Direction: North-North-East

HR3050 is a double giant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

HR3050 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3050 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 HR3050:


HR3050 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -32.0°
Azimuth: 26.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3050

HR3050 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 HR3050 are provided in the following table:

07h 50m 47s
+03° 16’ 37”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3050 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3050 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3050.

Visibility of HR3050 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 HR3050 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: 86.7°
Max altitude: 41.8°
Azimuth: 273.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3050

The image below is a photograph of HR3050 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 HR3050 is 0.054 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3050 star
DSS2 image of HR3050. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3050 during the next 10000 years (9.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3050 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3050 is distant 384.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 48 kilometers per second.

117.92 pc
384.43 ly
-48 km/s
0.054 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3050

HR3050 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3050 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3050. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3050 star system properties

HR3050 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 HR3050 double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3050