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HR3291 is a multiple supergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3291 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3291 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 HR3291:

HR3291 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 2°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3291

HR3291 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3291 are provided in the following table:

08h 22m 49s
-26° 20’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3291 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3291 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3291.

Visibility of HR3291 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 HR3291 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: 116.3°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.7°
HR3291 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3291

The image below is a photograph of HR3291 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 HR3291 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3291 star
DSS2 image of HR3291. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3291 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3291 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3291 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 65 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
65 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3291

HR3291 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3291 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3291. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3291 star system properties

HR3291 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 HR3291 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3291