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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Altitude: -20.8°   Azimuth: 97.2°   Direction: East

HR3183 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3183 visual magnitude is 5.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3183 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 HR3183 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3183 star
DSS2 image of HR3183. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3183 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3183

Bright giant

HR3183 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -20.8°
Azimuth: 97.2°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3183

HR3183 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 HR3183 are provided in the following table:

08h 07m 18s
-20° 33’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3183 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3183 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3183.

Visibility of HR3183 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 HR3183 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: 110.6°
Max altitude: 18.0°
Azimuth: 249.4°

Distance of HR3183 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3183 is distant 1,220.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

374.53 pc
1,220.97 ly
12 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3183

HR3183 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3183 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3183. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3183 star system properties

HR3183 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3183 double sysyem:

13.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3183