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HR3069 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3069 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3069 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 HR3069:

HR3069 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3069

HR3069 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 HR3069 are provided in the following table:

07h 50m 42s
-44° 34’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3069 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3069 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3069.

Visibility of HR3069 from your location

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

HR3069 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3069

The image below is a photograph of HR3069 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 HR3069 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3069 star
DSS2 image of HR3069. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3069 during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3069 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3069 is distant 561.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

172.12 pc
561.10 ly
33 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3069

HR3069 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3069 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3069. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3069