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Altitude: -61.5°   Azimuth: 81.3°   Direction: East

HR3404 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3404 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3404 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 HR3404 is 0.087 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.053 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3404 star
DSS2 image of HR3404. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3404 during the next 10000 years (14.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3404


HR3404 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -61.5°
Azimuth: 81.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3404

HR3404 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 HR3404 are provided in the following table:

08h 35m 12s
-39° 58’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3404 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3404 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3404.

Visibility of HR3404 from your location

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

HR3404 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3404 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3404 is distant 118.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

36.32 pc
118.42 ly
34 km/s
0.087 arcsec/year
0.053 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3404

HR3404 belongs to spectral class G1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3404 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3404. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3404