HR3172 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.
HR3172 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3172 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 HR3172:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3172
HR3172 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3172 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3172 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3172 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3172
The image below is a photograph of HR3172 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 HR3172 is -0.022 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 HR3172 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3172 is distant 711.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3172
HR3172 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3172 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.