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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 20:10
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Altitude: 8.2°   Azimuth: 115.4°   Direction: East-South-East

HR3338 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3338 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3338 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 HR3338 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3338 star
DSS2 image of HR3338. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3338 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3338


HR3338 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 8.2°
Azimuth: 115.4°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3338

HR3338 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 HR3338 are provided in the following table:

08h 28m 19s
-08° 48’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3338 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3338 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3338.

Visibility of HR3338 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 HR3338 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: 98.8°
Max altitude: 29.7°
Azimuth: 261.2°

Distance of HR3338 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3338 is distant 848.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

260.42 pc
848.96 ly
11 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.04 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3338

HR3338 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3338 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3338. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3338