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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: -37.1°   Azimuth: 279.6°   Direction: West

HR3276 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3276 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3276 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 HR3276 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3276 star
DSS2 image of HR3276. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3276 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3276


HR3276 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.1°
Azimuth: 279.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3276

HR3276 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 HR3276 are provided in the following table:

08h 20m 27s
-22° 55’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3276 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3276 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3276.

Visibility of HR3276 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 HR3276 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: 112.9°
Max altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 247.1°

Distance of HR3276 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3276 is distant 711.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

218.34 pc
711.79 ly
26 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3276

HR3276 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3276 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3276. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3276 star system properties

HR3276 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3276 double sysyem:

6.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3276