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north SunriseRise: 4:52  
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SunsetSet: 20:59 south
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HR3079 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3079 visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3079 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 HR3079:

HR3079 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3079

HR3079 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 HR3079 are provided in the following table:

07h 52m 15s
-34° 42’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3079 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3079 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3079.

Visibility of HR3079 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 HR3079 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: 124.7°
Max altitude: 3.8°
Azimuth: 235.3°
HR3079 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3079

The image below is a photograph of HR3079 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 HR3079 is -0.194 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.243 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3079 star
DSS2 image of HR3079. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3079 during the next 1000 years (-3.23 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.05 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3079 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3079 is distant 58.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

18.02 pc
58.76 ly
27 km/s
-0.194 arcsec/year
0.243 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3079

HR3079 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3079 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3079. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3079 star system properties

HR3079 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3079 double sysyem:

3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3079

Gl 292 A