HR3258 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.
HR3258 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3258 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 HR3258:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3258
HR3258 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3258 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3258 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3258 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR3258 is circumpolar and transits at 15:29 UTC (altitude: 87.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3258
The image below is a photograph of HR3258 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 HR3258 is -0.065 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.092 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3258 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3258 is distant 204.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3258
HR3258 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3258 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.