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HR3112

Altitude: 25.2°   Azimuth: 352.3°   Direction: North

HR3112 is a double giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR3112 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3112 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 HR3112:

6.4
Giant

HR3112 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 25.2°
Azimuth: 352.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3112

HR3112 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3112 are provided in the following table:

08h 02m 30s
+63° 05’ 25”
153.47°
31.97°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3112 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3112 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3112.

Visibility of HR3112 from your location

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

HR3112 is circumpolar and transits at 14:43 UTC (altitude: 78.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3112

The image below is a photograph of HR3112 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 HR3112 is -0.012 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 HR3112 star
DSS2 image of HR3112. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3112 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3112 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3112 is distant 522.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

160.26 pc
522.44 ly
20 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3112

HR3112 belongs to spectral class G1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.38
G1III
6007K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3112 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3112. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3112 star system properties

HR3112 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3112 double sysyem:

6.4
8.8
2.4
48.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3112

SAO14407
SAO14407