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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 20.1°   Azimuth: 57.9°   Direction: East-North-East

HR3130 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR3130 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3130 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 HR3130:


HR3130 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 20.1°
Azimuth: 57.9°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3130

HR3130 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3130 are provided in the following table:

08h 01m 55s
+35° 24’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3130 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3130 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3130.

Visibility of HR3130 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 HR3130 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: 54.6°
Max altitude: 73.9°
Azimuth: 305.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3130

The image below is a photograph of HR3130 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 HR3130 is -0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3130 star
DSS2 image of HR3130. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3130 during the next 10000 years (-7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3130 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3130 is distant 657.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

201.61 pc
657.26 ly
-16 km/s
-0.043 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3130

HR3130 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3130 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3130. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3130