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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: -2.5°   Azimuth: 261.1°   Direction: West

HR3288 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3288 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3288 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 HR3288:


HR3288 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.5°
Azimuth: 261.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3288

HR3288 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 HR3288 are provided in the following table:

08h 22m 54s
-07° 32’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3288 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3288 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3288.

Visibility of HR3288 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 HR3288 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: 97.5°
Max altitude: 31.0°
Azimuth: 262.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3288

The image below is a photograph of HR3288 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 HR3288 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3288 star
DSS2 image of HR3288. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3288 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3288 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3288 is distant 831.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 50 kilometers per second.

255.10 pc
831.63 ly
50 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3288

HR3288 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3288 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3288. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3288