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HR3239

Altitude: -44.6°   Azimuth: 272.2°   Direction: West

HR3239 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3239 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3239 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 HR3239:

6.06
Main-sequence

HR3239 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -44.6°
Azimuth: 272.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3239

HR3239 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 HR3239 are provided in the following table:

08h 14m 11s
-32° 08’ 26”
250.52°
1.35°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3239 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3239 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3239.

Visibility of HR3239 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 HR3239 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: 122.1°
Max altitude: 6.4°
Azimuth: 237.9°
HR3239 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3239

The image below is a photograph of HR3239 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 HR3239 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3239 star
DSS2 image of HR3239. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3239 during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3239 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3239 is distant 1,574.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 49 kilometers per second.

483.09 pc
1,574.88 ly
-49 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3239

HR3239 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-2.36
B1V
12692K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3239 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3239. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3239 star system properties

HR3239 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 HR3239 double sysyem:

6.06
13.06
7
29.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3239

SAO198972
SAO198972