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Altitude: -75.3°   Azimuth: 106.2°   Direction: East-South-East

HR3386 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3386 visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3386 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 HR3386 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3386 star
DSS2 image of HR3386. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3386 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3386


HR3386 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -75.3°
Azimuth: 106.2°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3386

HR3386 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 HR3386 are provided in the following table:

08h 32m 04s
-53° 12’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3386 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3386 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3386.

Visibility of HR3386 from your location

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

HR3386 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3386 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3386 is distant 913.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

280.11 pc
913.17 ly
19 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3386

HR3386 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3386 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3386. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3386 star system properties

HR3386 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3386 double sysyem:

0.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3386