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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:32
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Altitude: 6.3°   Azimuth: 223.8°   Direction: South-West

HR3068 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3068 visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3068 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3068 is -0.062 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3068 star
DSS2 image of HR3068. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3068 during the next 10000 years (-10.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3068


HR3068 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.3°
Azimuth: 223.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3068

HR3068 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 HR3068 are provided in the following table:

07h 51m 42s
-21° 10’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3068 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3068 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3068.

Visibility of HR3068 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 HR3068 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: 111.2°
Max altitude: 17.3°
Azimuth: 248.8°

Distance of HR3068 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3068 is distant 273.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

84.03 pc
273.95 ly
32 km/s
-0.062 arcsec/year
0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3068

HR3068 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3068 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3068. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3068