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Altitude: -50.6°   Azimuth: 132.3°   Direction: South-East

HR3120 is a giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3120 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3120 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 HR3120:


HR3120 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -50.6°
Azimuth: 132.3°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3120

HR3120 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 HR3120 are provided in the following table:

07h 56m 18s
-60° 31’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3120 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3120 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3120.

Visibility of HR3120 from your location

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

HR3120 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3120

The image below is a photograph of HR3120 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 HR3120 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3120 star
DSS2 image of HR3120. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3120 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3120 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3120 is distant 1,244.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

381.68 pc
1,244.27 ly
23 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3120

HR3120 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3120 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3120. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3120