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Altitude: -78.9°   Azimuth: 57.9°   Direction: East-North-East

HR3359 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3359 visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3359 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3359 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3359 star
DSS2 image of HR3359. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3359 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3359


HR3359 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -78.9°
Azimuth: 57.9°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3359

HR3359 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 HR3359 are provided in the following table:

08h 29m 27s
-44° 43’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3359 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3359 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3359.

Visibility of HR3359 from your location

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

HR3359 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3359 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3359 is distant 6,936.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

2,127.66 pc
6,936.17 ly
22 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3359

HR3359 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3359 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3359. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3359 star system properties

HR3359 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 HR3359 double sysyem:

4.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3359