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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 55.0°   Azimuth: 308.9°   Direction: North-West

HR3401 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR3401 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3401 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 HR3401:


HR3401 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 55.0°
Azimuth: 308.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3401

HR3401 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3401 are provided in the following table:

08h 39m 10s
+59° 56’ 21”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3401 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3401 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3401.

Visibility of HR3401 from your location

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

HR3401 is circumpolar and transits at 08:35 UTC (altitude: 81.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3401

The image below is a photograph of HR3401 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 HR3401 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3401 star
DSS2 image of HR3401. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3401 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3401 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3401 is distant 360.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

110.50 pc
360.22 ly
-14 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3401

HR3401 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3401 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3401. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3401