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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: -65.3°   Azimuth: 69.5°   Direction: East-North-East

HR3296 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR3296 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3296 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 HR3296 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3296 star
DSS2 image of HR3296. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3296 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3296


HR3296 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -65.3°
Azimuth: 69.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3296

HR3296 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 HR3296 are provided in the following table:

08h 23m 17s
-38° 17’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3296 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3296 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3296.

Visibility of HR3296 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 HR3296 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: 128.3°
Max altitude: 0.2°
Azimuth: 231.7°

Distance of HR3296 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3296 is distant 1,399.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

429.18 pc
1,399.14 ly
-9 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3296

HR3296 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 HR3296 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3296. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3296