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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: -3.5°   Azimuth: 307.5°   Direction: North-West

HR3053 is a giant star in the constellation of Gemini.

HR3053 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3053 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 HR3053:


HR3053 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.5°
Azimuth: 307.5°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3053

HR3053 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 HR3053 are provided in the following table:

07h 51m 56s
+19° 19’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3053 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3053 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3053.

Visibility of HR3053 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 HR3053 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: 70.7°
Max altitude: 57.8°
Azimuth: 289.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3053

The image below is a photograph of HR3053 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 HR3053 is -0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3053 star
DSS2 image of HR3053. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3053 during the next 10000 years (-9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3053 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3053 is distant 415.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

127.39 pc
415.29 ly
39 km/s
-0.055 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3053

HR3053 belongs to spectral class K1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3053 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3053. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3053