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HR3253

HR3253 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3253 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3253 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 HR3253:

6.16
Giant
HR3253 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3253

HR3253 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 HR3253 are provided in the following table:

08h 15m 58s
-35° 54’ 10”
253.86°
-0.43°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3253 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3253 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3253.

Visibility of HR3253 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 HR3253 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: 125.9°
Max altitude: 2.6°
Azimuth: 234.1°
HR3253 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3253

The image below is a photograph of HR3253 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 HR3253 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3253 star
DSS2 image of HR3253. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3253 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3253 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3253 is distant 1,895.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

581.40 pc
1,895.35 ly
30 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3253

HR3253 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.66
K2III
3720K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3253 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3253. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3253

SAO199015
SAO199015