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HR3096

Altitude: -45.3°   Azimuth: 275.5°   Direction: West

HR3096 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3096 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3096 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 HR3096:

6.44
Giant

HR3096 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -45.3°
Azimuth: 275.5°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3096

HR3096 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 HR3096 are provided in the following table:

07h 55m 13s
-30° 55’ 03”
247.33°
-1.4°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3096 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3096 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3096.

Visibility of HR3096 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 HR3096 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: 120.9°
Max altitude: 7.6°
Azimuth: 239.1°
HR3096 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3096

The image below is a photograph of HR3096 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 HR3096 is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3096 star
DSS2 image of HR3096. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3096 during the next 10000 years (-7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3096 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3096 is distant 1,293.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 54 kilometers per second.

396.83 pc
1,293.65 ly
54 km/s
-0.047 arcsec/year
0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3096

HR3096 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.55
K4III
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3096 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3096. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3096

SAO198591
SAO198591