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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:36
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Altitude: -7.9°   Azimuth: 100.3°   Direction: East

HR3259 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3259 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3259 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3259 is 0.267 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.979 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3259 star
DSS2 image of HR3259. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3259 during the next 100 years (0.45 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.63 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3259


HR3259 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -7.9°
Azimuth: 100.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3259

HR3259 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 HR3259 are provided in the following table:

08h 18m 23s
-12° 37’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3259 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3259 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3259.

Visibility of HR3259 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 HR3259 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: 102.6°
Max altitude: 25.9°
Azimuth: 257.4°

Distance of HR3259 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3259 is distant 41.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

12.58 pc
41.02 ly
30 km/s
0.267 arcsec/year
-0.979 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3259

HR3259 belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3259 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3259. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3259