HR3160 is a double giant star in the constellation of Puppis.
HR3160 visual magnitude is 5.82. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3160 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 HR3160:
HR3160 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3160
HR3160 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 HR3160 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3160 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3160 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR3160 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3160
The image below is a photograph of HR3160 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 HR3160 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3160 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3160 is distant 518.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 49 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3160
HR3160 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3160 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR3160 star system properties
HR3160 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3160 double sysyem: