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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3068:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3068 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3068 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR3068 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3068
The image below is a photograph of HR3068 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 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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.