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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR3201 is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3201 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3201 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 HR3201:

HR3201 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 42°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3201

HR3201 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 HR3201 are provided in the following table:

08h 11m 16s
+09° 49’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3201 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3201 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3201.

Visibility of HR3201 from your location

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

Today's HR3201 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.2°
Max altitude: 48.3°
Azimuth: 279.8°
HR3201 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3201

The image below is a photograph of HR3201 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 HR3201 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3201 star
DSS2 image of HR3201. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3201 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3201 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3201 is distant 871.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

267.38 pc
871.66 ly
30 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3201

HR3201 belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3201 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3201. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3201