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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3248 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3248 from your location
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.
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.
Spectral properties of HR3248
HR3248 belongs to spectral class M7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3248 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.