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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:02  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
SunsetSet: 18:32 south
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Altitude: 53.8°   Azimuth: 178.4°   Direction: South

HR3394 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3394 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3394 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 HR3394:


HR3394 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 53.8°
Azimuth: 178.4°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3394

HR3394 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 HR3394 are provided in the following table:

08h 36m 07s
+15° 18’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3394 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3394 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3394.

Visibility of HR3394 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 HR3394 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: 74.7°
Max altitude: 53.8°
Azimuth: 285.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3394

The image below is a photograph of HR3394 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 HR3394 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3394 star
DSS2 image of HR3394. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3394 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3394 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3394 is distant 266.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

81.77 pc
266.56 ly
4 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3394

HR3394 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3394 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3394. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3394