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HR3060

HR3060 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3060 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3060 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 HR3060:

6.45
Hypergiant
HR3060 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3060

HR3060 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 HR3060 are provided in the following table:

07h 50m 59s
-24° 31’ 41”
241.37°
1.08°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3060 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3060 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3060.

Visibility of HR3060 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 HR3060 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: 114.5°
Max altitude: 14.0°
Azimuth: 245.5°
HR3060 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3060

The image below is a photograph of HR3060 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 HR3060 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3060 star
DSS2 image of HR3060. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3060 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3060 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3060 is distant 504.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

154.80 pc
504.64 ly
-7 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3060

HR3060 belongs to spectral class A0

0.50
A0
10252K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3060 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3060. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3060 star system properties

HR3060 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3060 double sysyem:

6.45
9.95
3.5
0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3060

SAO174658
SAO174658