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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
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SunsetSet: 20:10
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Altitude: -75.2°   Azimuth: 81.0°   Direction: East

HR3244 is a variable and double sub-giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3244 visual magnitude is 5.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3244 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 HR3244 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3244 star
DSS2 image of HR3244. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3244 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3244


HR3244 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -75.2°
Azimuth: 81.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3244

HR3244 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 HR3244 are provided in the following table:

08h 13m 36s
-46° 59’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3244 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3244 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3244.

Visibility of HR3244 from your location

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

HR3244 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3244 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3244 is distant 970.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

297.62 pc
970.24 ly
25 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3244

HR3244 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3244 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3244. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3244 star system properties

HR3244 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3244 double sysyem:

35 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3244