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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: -32.4°   Azimuth: 51.7°   Direction: North-East

HR3272 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3272 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3272 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3272 is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3272 star
DSS2 image of HR3272. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3272 during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3272


HR3272 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -32.4°
Azimuth: 51.7°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3272

HR3272 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 HR3272 are provided in the following table:

08h 20m 17s
-05° 19’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3272 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3272 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3272.

Visibility of HR3272 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 HR3272 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: 95.3°
Max altitude: 33.2°
Azimuth: 264.7°

Distance of HR3272 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3272 is distant 515.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

158.23 pc
515.82 ly
-37 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3272

HR3272 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 HR3272 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3272. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3272