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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR3224 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3224 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3224 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 HR3224:

HR3224 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 59°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3224

HR3224 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 HR3224 are provided in the following table:

08h 13m 41s
+23° 08’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3224 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3224 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3224.

Visibility of HR3224 from your location

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

Today's HR3224 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.9°
Max altitude: 61.7°
Azimuth: 293.1°
HR3224 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3224

The image below is a photograph of HR3224 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 HR3224 is -0.036 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 HR3224 star
DSS2 image of HR3224. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3224 during the next 10000 years (-6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3224 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3224 is distant 316.20 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

96.99 pc
316.20 ly
-2 km/s
-0.036 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3224

HR3224 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3224 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3224. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3224