HR3164 is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Cancer.
HR3164 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3164 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 HR3164:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3164
HR3164 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3164 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3164 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3164 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3164
The image below is a photograph of HR3164 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 HR3164 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3164 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3164 is distant 934.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3164
HR3164 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3164 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR3164 star system properties
HR3164 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3164 double sysyem: