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Altitude: -29.3°   Azimuth: 200.9°   Direction: South-South-West

HR3260 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3260 visual magnitude is 5.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3260 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 HR3260 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3260 star
DSS2 image of HR3260. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3260 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3260


HR3260 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.3°
Azimuth: 200.9°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3260

HR3260 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 HR3260 are provided in the following table:

08h 15m 15s
-62° 54’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3260 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3260 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3260.

Visibility of HR3260 from your location

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

HR3260 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3260 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3260 is distant 242.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

74.24 pc
242.02 ly
4 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3260

HR3260 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3260 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3260. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3260 star system properties

HR3260 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3260 double sysyem:

3.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3260