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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -10.4°   Azimuth: 221.9°   Direction: South-West

HR3270 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3270 visual magnitude is 4.45. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3270 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3270:


HR3270 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.4°
Azimuth: 221.9°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3270

HR3270 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 HR3270 are provided in the following table:

08h 18m 33s
-36° 39’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3270 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3270 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3270.

Visibility of HR3270 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 HR3270 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: 126.7°
Max altitude: 1.9°
Azimuth: 233.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3270

The image below is a photograph of HR3270 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 HR3270 is -0.106 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.097 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3270 star
DSS2 image of HR3270. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3270 during the next 1000 years (-1.77 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.62 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3270 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3270 is distant 92.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

28.52 pc
92.98 ly
5 km/s
-0.106 arcsec/year
0.097 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3270

HR3270 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3270 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3270. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3270