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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:09 south
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Altitude: 27.4°   Azimuth: 35.4°   Direction: North-East

HR3246 is a star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR3246 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3246 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3246:


HR3246 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 27.4°
Azimuth: 35.4°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3246

HR3246 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3246 are provided in the following table:

08h 18m 15s
+54° 08’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3246 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3246 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3246.

Visibility of HR3246 from your location

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

HR3246 is circumpolar and transits at 15:19 UTC (altitude: 87.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3246

The image below is a photograph of HR3246 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 HR3246 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3246 star
DSS2 image of HR3246. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3246 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3246 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3246 is distant 1,065.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

326.80 pc
1,065.36 ly
25 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3246

HR3246 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3246 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3246. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3246