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Altitude: -7.8°   Azimuth: 177.5°   Direction: South

HR3234 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3234 visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3234 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 HR3234 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3234 star
DSS2 image of HR3234. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3234 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3234


HR3234 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -7.8°
Azimuth: 177.5°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3234

HR3234 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 HR3234 are provided in the following table:

08h 12m 30s
-46° 15’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3234 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3234 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3234.

Visibility of HR3234 from your location

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

HR3234 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3234 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3234 is distant 705.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

216.45 pc
705.63 ly
13 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3234

HR3234 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3234 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3234. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3234 star system properties

HR3234 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 HR3234 double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3234