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Altitude: -63.3°   Azimuth: 100.7°   Direction: East

HR3203 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3203 visual magnitude is 5.7. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3203 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 HR3203 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3203 star
DSS2 image of HR3203. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3203 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3203


HR3203 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -63.3°
Azimuth: 100.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3203

HR3203 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 HR3203 are provided in the following table:

08h 09m 09s
-48° 41’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3203 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3203 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3203.

Visibility of HR3203 from your location

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

HR3203 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3203 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3203 is distant 869.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

266.67 pc
869.33 ly
27 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3203

HR3203 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3203 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3203. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3203