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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR3097 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

HR3097 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3097 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 HR3097:

HR3097 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 42°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3097

HR3097 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 HR3097 are provided in the following table:

07h 57m 15s
+08° 38’ 29”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3097 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3097 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3097.

Visibility of HR3097 from your location

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

Today's HR3097 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.4°
Max altitude: 47.2°
Azimuth: 278.6°
HR3097 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3097

The image below is a photograph of HR3097 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 HR3097 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3097 star
DSS2 image of HR3097. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3097 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3097 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3097 is distant 294.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

90.25 pc
294.22 ly
-36 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3097

HR3097 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3097 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3097. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3097