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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
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SunsetSet: 20:10
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Altitude: -78.8°   Azimuth: 54.0°   Direction: North-East

HR3356 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3356 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3356 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 HR3356 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3356 star
DSS2 image of HR3356. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3356 during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3356


HR3356 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -78.8°
Azimuth: 54.0°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3356

HR3356 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 HR3356 are provided in the following table:

08h 29m 07s
-44° 09’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3356 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3356 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3356.

Visibility of HR3356 from your location

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

HR3356 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3356 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3356 is distant 1,598.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

490.20 pc
1,598.04 ly
3 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3356

HR3356 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3356 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3356. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3356 star system properties

HR3356 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3356 double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3356