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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: -49.0°   Azimuth: 88.6°   Direction: East

HR3242 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3242 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3242 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 HR3242 is -0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3242 star
DSS2 image of HR3242. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3242 during the next 10000 years (-9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3242


HR3242 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -49.0°
Azimuth: 88.6°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3242

HR3242 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 HR3242 are provided in the following table:

08h 14m 13s
-35° 29’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3242 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3242 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3242.

Visibility of HR3242 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 HR3242 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: 125.5°
Max altitude: 3.0°
Azimuth: 234.5°

Distance of HR3242 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3242 is distant 226.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

69.54 pc
226.70 ly
27 km/s
-0.055 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3242

HR3242 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3242 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3242. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3242