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Altitude: -73.5°   Azimuth: 116.8°   Direction: East-South-East

HR3218 is a star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3218 visual magnitude is 5.66. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3218 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 HR3218:


HR3218 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -73.5°
Azimuth: 116.8°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3218

HR3218 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 HR3218 are provided in the following table:

08h 09m 33s
-56° 05’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3218 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3218 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3218.

Visibility of HR3218 from your location

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

HR3218 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3218

The image below is a photograph of HR3218 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 HR3218 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3218 star
DSS2 image of HR3218. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3218 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3218 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3218 is distant 379.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

116.55 pc
379.95 ly
25 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3218

HR3218 belongs to spectral class A3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3218 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3218. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3218