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HR3056

Altitude: -33.0°   Azimuth: 218.7°   Direction: South-West

HR3056 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3056 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3056 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3056 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3056 star
DSS2 image of HR3056. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3056 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3056

6.33
Hypergiant

HR3056 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.0°
Azimuth: 218.7°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3056

HR3056 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3056 are provided in the following table:

07h 48m 19s
-56° 28’ 15”
269.26°
-15.03°
Carina

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3056 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3056 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3056.

Visibility of HR3056 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR3056 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3056 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3056 is distant 2,263.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

694.44 pc
2,263.89 ly
9 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3056

HR3056 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-2.88
K0III
4719K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3056 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3056. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3056 star system properties

HR3056 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3056 double sysyem:

6.33
8.53
2.2
1.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3056

SAO235532
SAO235532