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HR3421

Altitude: -71.3°   Azimuth: 61.2°   Direction: East-North-East

HR3421 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3421 visual magnitude is 6.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3421 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 HR3421 is -0.308 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3421 star
DSS2 image of HR3421. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3421 during the next 1000 years (-5.13 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.55 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3421

6.55
Sub-giant

HR3421 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -71.3°
Azimuth: 61.2°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3421

HR3421 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 HR3421 are provided in the following table:

08h 37m 19s
-40° 08’ 51”
259.76°
0.53°
Vela

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3421 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3421 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3421.

Visibility of HR3421 from your location

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

HR3421 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3421 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3421 is distant 89.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

27.47 pc
89.56 ly
-2 km/s
-0.308 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3421

HR3421 belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

4.36
G4IV
5968K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3421 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3421. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3421

SAO199438
SAO199438