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HR3238 is a double giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3238 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3238 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 HR3238:

HR3238 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3238

HR3238 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 HR3238 are provided in the following table:

08h 13m 41s
-33° 34’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3238 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3238 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3238.

Visibility of HR3238 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 HR3238 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: 123.6°
Max altitude: 5.0°
Azimuth: 236.4°
HR3238 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3238

The image below is a photograph of HR3238 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 HR3238 is 0.033 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 HR3238 star
DSS2 image of HR3238. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3238 during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3238 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3238 is distant 376.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

115.61 pc
376.88 ly
26 km/s
0.033 arcsec/year
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3238

HR3238 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3238 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3238. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3238 star system properties

HR3238 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 HR3238 double sysyem:

6.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3238