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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:50 south
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Altitude: -17.4°   Azimuth: 49.2°   Direction: North-East

HR3252 is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3252 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3252 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 HR3252:


HR3252 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.4°
Azimuth: 49.2°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3252

HR3252 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 HR3252 are provided in the following table:

08h 17m 31s
+08° 51’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3252 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3252 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3252.

Visibility of HR3252 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 HR3252 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: 81.1°
Max altitude: 47.4°
Azimuth: 278.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3252

The image below is a photograph of HR3252 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 HR3252 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3252 star
DSS2 image of HR3252. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3252 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3252 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3252 is distant 1,061.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

325.73 pc
1,061.89 ly
29 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3252

HR3252 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3252 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3252. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3252