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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: -43.4°   Azimuth: 27.1°   Direction: North-North-East

HR3212 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3212 visual magnitude is 5.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3212 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 HR3212:


HR3212 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -43.4°
Azimuth: 27.1°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3212

HR3212 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 HR3212 are provided in the following table:

08h 11m 33s
-07° 46’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3212 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3212 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3212.

Visibility of HR3212 from your location

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

Today's HR3212 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.8°
Max altitude: 30.7°
Azimuth: 262.2°
HR3212 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3212

The image below is a photograph of HR3212 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 HR3212 is -0.041 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 HR3212 star
DSS2 image of HR3212. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3212 during the next 10000 years (-6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3212 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3212 is distant 315.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

96.90 pc
315.89 ly
-11 km/s
-0.041 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3212

HR3212 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3212 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3212. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3212