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Altitude: -80.4°   Azimuth: 99.9°   Direction: East

HR3300 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3300 visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3300 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3300 is -0.01 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 HR3300 star
DSS2 image of HR3300. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3300 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3300


HR3300 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -80.4°
Azimuth: 99.9°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3300

HR3300 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 HR3300 are provided in the following table:

08h 22m 55s
-52° 07’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3300 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3300 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3300.

Visibility of HR3300 from your location

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

HR3300 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3300 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3300 is distant 238.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

73.10 pc
238.30 ly
3 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3300

HR3300 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3300 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3300. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3300