We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Donate now and help us to keep this site free and ad-free!
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:41  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
sleep NighttimeWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Lynx » 


Altitude: 52.9°   Azimuth: 83.0°   Direction: East

HR3287 is a double giant star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR3287 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3287 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 HR3287:


HR3287 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 52.9°
Azimuth: 83.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3287

HR3287 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3287 are provided in the following table:

08h 24m 42s
+42° 00’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3287 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3287 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3287.

Visibility of HR3287 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR3287 is circumpolar and transits at 03:45 UTC (altitude: 80.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3287

The image below is a photograph of HR3287 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 HR3287 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3287 star
DSS2 image of HR3287. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3287 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3287 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3287 is distant 1,044.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

320.51 pc
1,044.87 ly
27 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3287

HR3287 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3287 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3287. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3287 star system properties

HR3287 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3287 double sysyem:

79.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3287