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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: -1.3°   Azimuth: 165.4°   Direction: South-South-East

HR3388 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3388 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3388 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 HR3388 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3388 star
DSS2 image of HR3388. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3388 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3388


HR3388 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.3°
Azimuth: 165.4°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3388

HR3388 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 HR3388 are provided in the following table:

08h 33m 19s
-38° 22’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3388 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3388 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3388.

Visibility of HR3388 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 HR3388 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: 128.4°
Max altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 231.6°

Distance of HR3388 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3388 is distant 1,364.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

418.41 pc
1,364.02 ly
10 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3388

HR3388 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 HR3388 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3388. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3388