HR3166 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Puppis.
HR3166 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3166 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 HR3166:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3166
HR3166 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 HR3166 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3166 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3166 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR3166 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3166
The image below is a photograph of HR3166 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 HR3166 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3166 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3166 is distant 779.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3166
HR3166 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3166 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.