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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -44.9°   Azimuth: 272.0°   Direction: West

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 edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -44.9°
Azimuth: 272.0°
Direction: West

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:

08h 03m 04s
-32° 27’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3160 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3160 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3160.

Visibility of HR3160 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 HR3160 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: 122.5°
Max altitude: 6.1°
Azimuth: 237.5°
HR3160 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR3160 star
DSS2 image of HR3160. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3160 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

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.

158.98 pc
518.28 ly
49 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3160. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

35.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3160