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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: 36.7°   Azimuth: 145.2°   Direction: South-East

HR3061 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

HR3061 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3061 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 HR3061:


HR3061 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 36.7°
Azimuth: 145.2°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3061

HR3061 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 HR3061 are provided in the following table:

07h 52m 07s
+03° 16’ 37”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3061 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3061 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3061.

Visibility of HR3061 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 HR3061 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 HR3061

The image below is a photograph of HR3061 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 HR3061 is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.084 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3061 star
DSS2 image of HR3061. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3061 during the next 10000 years (7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3061 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3061 is distant 419.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 62 kilometers per second.

128.70 pc
419.56 ly
-62 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
-0.084 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3061

HR3061 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3061 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3061. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3061