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Altitude: -69.4°   Azimuth: 67.2°   Direction: East-North-East

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

HR3243 visual magnitude is 4.44. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3243 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3243:

Bright giant

HR3243 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -69.4°
Azimuth: 67.2°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3243 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3243 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3243.

Visibility of HR3243 from your location

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

HR3243 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3243

The image below is a photograph of HR3243 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 HR3243 is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.068 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR3243

HR3243 belongs to spectral class K1 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 Hertzsprung–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

Alternative designations of HR3243