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HR3174

Altitude: -9.5°   Azimuth: 267.1°   Direction: West

HR3174 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR3174 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3174 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 HR3174:

6.23
Main-sequence

HR3174 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.5°
Azimuth: 267.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3174

HR3174 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 HR3174 are provided in the following table:

08h 06m 27s
-09° 14’ 41”
230.04°
12.07°
Monoceros

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3174 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3174 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3174.

Visibility of HR3174 from your location

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

Today's HR3174 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.2°
Max altitude: 29.3°
Azimuth: 260.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3174

The image below is a photograph of HR3174 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 HR3174 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3174 star
DSS2 image of HR3174. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3174 during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3174 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3174 is distant 793.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

243.31 pc
793.19 ly
28 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3174

HR3174 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-0.70
B9V
11092K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3174 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3174. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3174 star system properties

HR3174 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3174 double sysyem:

6.23
7.93
1.7
30.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3174

SAO135505
SAO135505