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Altitude: -57.4°   Azimuth: 266.9°   Direction: West

HR3205 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3205 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3205 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 HR3205:


HR3205 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -57.4°
Azimuth: 266.9°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3205

HR3205 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 HR3205 are provided in the following table:

08h 09m 47s
-42° 38’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3205 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3205 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3205.

Visibility of HR3205 from your location

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

HR3205 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3205

The image below is a photograph of HR3205 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 HR3205 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3205 star
DSS2 image of HR3205. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3205 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3205 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3205 is distant 978.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

300.30 pc
978.98 ly
12 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3205

HR3205 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3205 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3205. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3205 star system properties

HR3205 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3205 double sysyem:

5.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3205