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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -35.2°   Azimuth: 114.3°   Direction: East-South-East

HR3162 is a variable and double star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3162 visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3162 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3162 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3162 star
DSS2 image of HR3162. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3162 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3162


HR3162 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.2°
Azimuth: 114.3°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3162

HR3162 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 HR3162 are provided in the following table:

08h 02m 44s
-41° 18’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3162 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3162 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3162.

Visibility of HR3162 from your location

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

HR3162 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3162 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3162 is distant 485.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

149.03 pc
485.84 ly
26 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3162

HR3162 belongs to spectral class B9 HR3162 is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3162 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3162. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3162 star system properties

HR3162 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3162 double sysyem:

26.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3162