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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -12.3°   Azimuth: 317.9°   Direction: North-West

HR3222 is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3222 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3222 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 HR3222 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3222 star
DSS2 image of HR3222. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3222 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3222


HR3222 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.3°
Azimuth: 317.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3222

HR3222 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 HR3222 are provided in the following table:

08h 12m 59s
+16° 30’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3222 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3222 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3222.

Visibility of HR3222 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 HR3222 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: 73.5°
Max altitude: 55.0°
Azimuth: 286.5°

Distance of HR3222 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3222 is distant 527.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

161.81 pc
527.51 ly
-20 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3222

HR3222 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3222 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3222. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3222