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HR3248

HR3248 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3248 visual magnitude is 7.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3248 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 HR3248:

7.13
Giant
HR3248 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 28°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3248

HR3248 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3248 are provided in the following table:

08h 16m 33s
+11° 43’ 35”
211.75°
24.14°
Cancer

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3248 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3248 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3248.

Visibility of HR3248 from your location

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

Today's HR3248 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.3°
Max altitude: 50.2°
Azimuth: 281.7°
HR3248 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3248

The image below is a photograph of HR3248 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 HR3248 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3248 star
DSS2 image of HR3248. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3248 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3248 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3248 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
32 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3248

HR3248 belongs to spectral class M7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-22.87
M7III
3705K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3248 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3248. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3248

SAO97694
SAO97694