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HR 3011

BSC 3011, HD 62893

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)3011
Right Ascension7h 44m 34s
Declination-37° 56' 35"
Distance603 light years
185 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.88
Absolute: -0.45
Spectral ClassB7V blue main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityJanuary / February

HR 3011 is among the brightest of the young blue stars in the open cluster NGC 2451A. NGC 2451 (or Collinder 161) was originally catalogued as a single cluster, but is now known to represent two separate groups of stars on the same line of sight from Earth. HR 3011 lies among the members of nearer cluster, now designated NGC 2451A. The bright orange star in this image is c Puppis, which is associated with the more distant cluster of the pair, known as NGC 2451B. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas