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:
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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3243 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3243 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3243 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR3243 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
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.
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.
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.
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: