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Altitude: -78.6°   Azimuth: 81.5°   Direction: East

HR3294 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3294 visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3294 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3294 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3294 star
DSS2 image of HR3294. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3294 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3294


HR3294 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -78.6°
Azimuth: 81.5°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3294

HR3294 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 HR3294 are provided in the following table:

08h 22m 31s
-48° 29’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3294 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3294 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3294.

Visibility of HR3294 from your location

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

HR3294 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3294 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3294 is distant 1,509.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

462.96 pc
1,509.26 ly
27 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3294

HR3294 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3294 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3294. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3294 star system properties

HR3294 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3294 double sysyem:

0.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3294