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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -16.2°   Azimuth: 94.0°   Direction: East

HR3374 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3374 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3374 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3374 is -0.05 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3374 star
DSS2 image of HR3374. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3374 during the next 10000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3374


HR3374 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -16.2°
Azimuth: 94.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3374

HR3374 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 HR3374 are provided in the following table:

08h 32m 33s
-15° 01’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3374 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3374 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3374.

Visibility of HR3374 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 HR3374 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: 105.0°
Max altitude: 23.5°
Azimuth: 255.0°

Distance of HR3374 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3374 is distant 231.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

70.92 pc
231.21 ly
23 km/s
-0.05 arcsec/year
0.052 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3374

HR3374 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3374 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3374. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3374 star system properties

HR3374 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 HR3374 double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3374