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HR3171 is a giant star in the constellation of Volans.

HR3171 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3171 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 HR3171:

HR3171 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3171

HR3171 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3171 are provided in the following table:

07h 59m 16s
-73° 14’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3171 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3171 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3171.

Visibility of HR3171 from your location

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

HR3171 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3171

The image below is a photograph of HR3171 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 HR3171 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3171 star
DSS2 image of HR3171. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3171 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3171 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3171 is distant 409.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

125.47 pc
409.03 ly
24 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3171

HR3171 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3171 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3171. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3171