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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: 1.8°   Azimuth: 275.3°   Direction: West

HR3378 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3378 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3378 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 HR3378:


HR3378 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.8°
Azimuth: 275.3°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3378

HR3378 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 HR3378 are provided in the following table:

08h 33m 43s
+04° 45’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3378 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3378 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3378.

Visibility of HR3378 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 HR3378 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: 85.2°
Max altitude: 43.3°
Azimuth: 274.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3378

The image below is a photograph of HR3378 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 HR3378 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3378 star
DSS2 image of HR3378. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3378 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3378 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3378 is distant 5,433.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

1,666.67 pc
5,433.33 ly
1 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3378

HR3378 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3378 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3378. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3378