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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
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SunsetSet: 15:55 south
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Altitude: -71.8°   Azimuth: 45.1°   Direction: North-East

HR3219 is a multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3219 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3219 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 HR3219:

Bright giant

HR3219 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -71.8°
Azimuth: 45.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3219

HR3219 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 HR3219 are provided in the following table:

08h 11m 01s
-37° 17’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3219 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3219 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3219.

Visibility of HR3219 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 HR3219 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: 127.3°
Max altitude: 1.2°
Azimuth: 232.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3219

The image below is a photograph of HR3219 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 HR3219 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3219 star
DSS2 image of HR3219. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3219 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3219 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3219 is distant 2,451.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

751.88 pc
2,451.13 ly
39 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3219

HR3219 belongs to spectral class O9 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3219 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3219. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3219 star system properties

HR3219 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3219 double sysyem:

18 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3219