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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3251:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3251 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3251 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR3251 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3251
The image below is a photograph of HR3251 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 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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: