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HR3178

Altitude: -67.8°   Azimuth: 101.9°   Direction: East-South-East

HR3178 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3178 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3178 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3178 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3178 star
DSS2 image of HR3178. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3178 during the next 100000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3178

5.95
Bright giant

HR3178 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -67.8°
Azimuth: 101.9°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3178

HR3178 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 HR3178 are provided in the following table:

08h 04m 42s
-50° 35’ 26”
265.19°
-10.06°
Vela

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3178 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3178 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3178.

Visibility of HR3178 from your location

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

HR3178 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3178 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3178 is distant 1,358.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

416.67 pc
1,358.33 ly
27 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3178

HR3178 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-2.15
G5II
4289K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3178 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3178. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3178

SAO235730
SAO235730