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Altitude: -9.1°   Azimuth: 188.9°   Direction: South

HR3179 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3179 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3179 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 HR3179 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3179 star
DSS2 image of HR3179. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3179 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3179


HR3179 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.1°
Azimuth: 188.9°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3179

HR3179 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 HR3179 are provided in the following table:

08h 05m 20s
-46° 58’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3179 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3179 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3179.

Visibility of HR3179 from your location

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

HR3179 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3179 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3179 is distant 1,928.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

591.72 pc
1,928.99 ly
24 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3179

HR3179 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3179 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3179. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3179