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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 22.4°   Azimuth: 331.6°   Direction: North-North-West

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:


HR3258 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.4°
Azimuth: 331.6°
Direction: North-North-West

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:

08h 20m 29s
+53° 34’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3258 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3258 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3258.

Visibility of HR3258 from your location

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

HR3258 is circumpolar and transits at 03:10 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.

Image of HR3258 star
DSS2 image of HR3258. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3258 during the next 1000 years (-1.08 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.53 arcmin in declination);

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.

62.74 pc
204.52 ly
11 km/s
-0.065 arcsec/year
-0.092 arcsec/year

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3258. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3258