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Altitude: 24.4°   Azimuth: 14.9°   Direction: North-North-East

HR3263 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR3263 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3263 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 HR3263:


HR3263 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 24.4°
Azimuth: 14.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3263

HR3263 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3263 are provided in the following table:

08h 22m 44s
+60° 37’ 51”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3263 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3263 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3263.

Visibility of HR3263 from your location

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

HR3263 is circumpolar and transits at 07:39 UTC (altitude: 80.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3263

The image below is a photograph of HR3263 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 HR3263 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3263 star
DSS2 image of HR3263. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3263 during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3263 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3263 is distant 444.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

136.24 pc
444.14 ly
-6 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3263

HR3263 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3263 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3263. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3263