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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -10.5°   Azimuth: 145.5°   Direction: South-East

HR3243 is a double bright giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3243 visual magnitude is 4.44. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3243 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3243

Finder chart HR3243 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3243.

HR3243 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 HR3243 are provided in the following table:

08h 14m 02s
-40° 20’ 53”
Image of HR3243 star
DSS2 image of HR3243. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3243 during the next 10000 years (7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3243

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3243 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3243. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3243 star system properties

HR3243 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3243 double sysyem:

51.1 arcsec

Distance of HR3243 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3243 is distant 310.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

95.24 pc
310.48 ly
14 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
-0.068 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR3243


Visibility of HR3243 from your location

HR3243 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom