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Altitude: -30.0°   Azimuth: 159.2°   Direction: South-South-East

HR3159 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3159 visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3159 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3159 is 0.001 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 HR3159 star
DSS2 image of HR3159. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3159 during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3159


HR3159 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.0°
Azimuth: 159.2°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3159

HR3159 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 HR3159 are provided in the following table:

08h 00m 20s
-63° 34’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3159 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3159 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3159.

Visibility of HR3159 from your location

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

HR3159 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3159 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3159 is distant 541.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

166.11 pc
541.53 ly
22 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3159

HR3159 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3159 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3159. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3159