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Altitude: 30.3°   Azimuth: 240.8°   Direction: West-South-West

HR3306 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3306 visual magnitude is 5.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3306 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 HR3306:

Bright giant

HR3306 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 30.3°
Azimuth: 240.8°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3306

HR3306 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 HR3306 are provided in the following table:

08h 25m 54s
+07° 33’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3306 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3306 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3306.

Visibility of HR3306 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 HR3306 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: 82.4°
Max altitude: 46.1°
Azimuth: 277.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3306

The image below is a photograph of HR3306 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 HR3306 is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3306 star
DSS2 image of HR3306. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3306 during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3306 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3306 is distant 359.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

110.13 pc
359.03 ly
15 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3306

HR3306 belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3306 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3306. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3306 star system properties

HR3306 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3306 double sysyem:

30.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3306