Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Donate now! You'll help cover server costs, enhance the site and keep it ad-free.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:58  
SunsetSet: 21:12 south
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations » Hydra » 


Altitude: 37.6°   Azimuth: 177.7°   Direction: South

HR3271 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3271 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3271 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 HR3271:


HR3271 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 37.6°
Azimuth: 177.7°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3271

HR3271 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3271 are provided in the following table:

08h 20m 13s
-00° 54’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3271 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3271 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3271.

Visibility of HR3271 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 HR3271 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: 90.9°
Max altitude: 37.6°
Azimuth: 269.1°
HR3271 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3271

The image below is a photograph of HR3271 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 HR3271 is 0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.094 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3271 star
DSS2 image of HR3271. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3271 during the next 1000 years (0.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.57 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3271 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3271 is distant 133.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

40.82 pc
133.06 ly
10 km/s
0.056 arcsec/year
-0.094 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3271

HR3271 belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3271 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3271. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3271