HR3196 is a double giant star in the constellation of Puppis.
HR3196 visual magnitude is 6.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3196 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 HR3196:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3196
HR3196 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 HR3196 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3196 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3196 from your location
Today's HR3196 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3196
The image below is a photograph of HR3196 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 HR3196 is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3196 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3196 is distant 686.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3196
HR3196 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3196 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR3196 star system properties
HR3196 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3196 double sysyem: