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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:08 south
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Altitude: -53.0°   Azimuth: 276.8°   Direction: West

HR3266 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3266 visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3266 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 HR3266:


HR3266 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -53.0°
Azimuth: 276.8°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3266

HR3266 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 HR3266 are provided in the following table:

08h 18m 17s
-35° 27’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3266 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3266 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3266.

Visibility of HR3266 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 HR3266 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: 125.5°
Max altitude: 3.1°
Azimuth: 234.5°
HR3266 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3266

The image below is a photograph of HR3266 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 HR3266 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3266 star
DSS2 image of HR3266. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3266 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3266 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3266 is distant 412.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

126.58 pc
412.66 ly
-9 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3266

HR3266 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3266 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3266. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3266