HR3228 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Cancer.
HR3228 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3228 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 HR3228:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3228
HR3228 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 HR3228 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3228 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3228 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3228
The image below is a photograph of HR3228 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 HR3228 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3228 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3228 is distant 328.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3228
HR3228 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3228 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR3228 star system properties
HR3228 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3228 double sysyem: