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Altitude: -55.6°   Azimuth: 264.1°   Direction: West

HR3226 is a double supergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3226 visual magnitude is 4.75. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3226 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3226:


HR3226 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -55.6°
Azimuth: 264.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3226

HR3226 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 HR3226 are provided in the following table:

08h 11m 25s
-42° 59’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3226 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3226 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3226.

Visibility of HR3226 from your location

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

HR3226 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3226

The image below is a photograph of HR3226 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 HR3226 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3226 star
DSS2 image of HR3226. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3226 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3226 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3226 is distant 4,657.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

1,428.57 pc
4,657.14 ly
19 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3226

HR3226 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3226 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3226. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3226 star system properties

HR3226 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3226 double sysyem:

25.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3226