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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -56.0°   Azimuth: 4.3°   Direction: North

HR3281 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3281 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3281 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3281 is -0.096 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3281 star
DSS2 image of HR3281. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3281 during the next 1000 years (-1.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.23 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3281


HR3281 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -56.0°
Azimuth: 4.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3281

HR3281 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 HR3281 are provided in the following table:

08h 21m 54s
-17° 35’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3281 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3281 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3281.

Visibility of HR3281 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 HR3281 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: 107.6°
Max altitude: 20.9°
Azimuth: 252.4°

Distance of HR3281 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3281 is distant 285.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 69 kilometers per second.

87.72 pc
285.96 ly
69 km/s
-0.096 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3281

HR3281 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3281 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3281. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3281