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north SunriseRise: 4:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:04 south
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HR3345 is a double giant star in the constellation of Pyxis.

HR3345 visual magnitude is 6.67. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3345 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 HR3345:

HR3345 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 12°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3345

HR3345 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 HR3345 are provided in the following table:

08h 28m 53s
-20° 57’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3345 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3345 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3345.

Visibility of HR3345 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 HR3345 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: 111.0°
Max altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 249.0°
HR3345 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3345

The image below is a photograph of HR3345 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 HR3345 is -0.012 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 HR3345 star
DSS2 image of HR3345. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3345 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3345 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3345 is distant 1,341.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

411.52 pc
1,341.56 ly
7 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3345

HR3345 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3345 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3345. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3345 star system properties

HR3345 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 HR3345 double sysyem:

18.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3345