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Altitude: -76.4°   Azimuth: 131.9°   Direction: South-East

HR3126 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3126 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3126 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 HR3126:


HR3126 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -76.4°
Azimuth: 131.9°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3126

HR3126 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 HR3126 are provided in the following table:

07h 56m 50s
-59° 07’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3126 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3126 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3126.

Visibility of HR3126 from your location

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

HR3126 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3126

The image below is a photograph of HR3126 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 HR3126 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3126 star
DSS2 image of HR3126. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3126 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3126 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3126 is distant 967.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

296.74 pc
967.36 ly
24 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3126

HR3126 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3126 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3126. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3126