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north SunriseRise: 7:54  
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HR3261

Altitude: -62.3°   Azimuth: 311.6°   Direction: North-West

HR3261 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3261 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3261 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 HR3261:

6.45
Hypergiant

HR3261 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -62.3°
Azimuth: 311.6°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3261

HR3261 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 HR3261 are provided in the following table:

08h 17m 58s
-30° 00’ 11”
249.2°
3.22°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3261 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3261 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3261.

Visibility of HR3261 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 HR3261 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: 120.0°
Max altitude: 8.5°
Azimuth: 240.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3261

The image below is a photograph of HR3261 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 HR3261 is 0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3261 star
DSS2 image of HR3261. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3261 during the next 10000 years (6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3261 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3261 is distant 466.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

143.06 pc
466.38 ly
-12 km/s
0.041 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3261

HR3261 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.67
K0III
4649K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3261 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3261. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3261

SAO175543
SAO175543