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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -16.9°   Azimuth: 168.0°   Direction: South-South-East

HR3156 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3156 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3156 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 HR3156:


HR3156 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -16.9°
Azimuth: 168.0°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3156

HR3156 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 HR3156 are provided in the following table:

08h 00m 49s
-54° 09’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3156 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3156 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3156.

Visibility of HR3156 from your location

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

HR3156 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3156

The image below is a photograph of HR3156 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 HR3156 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3156 star
DSS2 image of HR3156. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3156 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3156 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3156 is distant 699.57 light years from the Sun

214.59 pc
699.57 ly
-0.023 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3156

HR3156 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3156 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3156. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3156