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Altitude: -79.9°   Azimuth: 208.6°   Direction: South-South-West

HR3076 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3076 visual magnitude is 6.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3076 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 HR3076:


HR3076 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -79.9°
Azimuth: 208.6°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3076

HR3076 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 HR3076 are provided in the following table:

07h 49m 54s
-60° 03’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3076 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3076 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3076.

Visibility of HR3076 from your location

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

HR3076 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3076

The image below is a photograph of HR3076 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 HR3076 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3076 star
DSS2 image of HR3076. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3076 during the next 10000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3076 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3076 is distant 1,621.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

497.51 pc
1,621.89 ly
22 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3076

HR3076 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3076 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3076. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3076