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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -52.6°   Azimuth: 286.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR3251 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3251 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3251 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 HR3251 is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3251 star
DSS2 image of HR3251. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3251 during the next 10000 years (-7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3251


HR3251 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -52.6°
Azimuth: 286.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3251

HR3251 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 HR3251 are provided in the following table:

08h 15m 52s
-30° 55’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3251 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3251 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3251.

Visibility of HR3251 from your location

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

Today's HR3251 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.9°
Max altitude: 7.6°
Azimuth: 239.1°

Distance of HR3251 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3251 is distant 349.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

107.07 pc
349.04 ly
6 km/s
-0.047 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3251

HR3251 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3251 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3251. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3251 star system properties

HR3251 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3251 double sysyem:

2.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3251