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HR3051 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3051 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3051 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 HR3051:

HR3051 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 3°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3051

HR3051 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 HR3051 are provided in the following table:

07h 50m 05s
-19° 31’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3051 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3051 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3051.

Visibility of HR3051 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 HR3051 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: 109.5°
Max altitude: 19.0°
Azimuth: 250.5°
HR3051 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3051

The image below is a photograph of HR3051 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 HR3051 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3051 star
DSS2 image of HR3051. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3051 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3051 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3051 is distant 1,873.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

574.71 pc
1,873.56 ly
32 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3051

HR3051 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3051 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3051. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3051