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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -30.0°   Azimuth: 10.7°   Direction: North

HR3424 is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3424 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3424 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 HR3424:


HR3424 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.0°
Azimuth: 10.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3424

HR3424 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 HR3424 are provided in the following table:

08h 39m 24s
+08° 01’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3424 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3424 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3424.

Visibility of HR3424 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 HR3424 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: 82.0°
Max altitude: 46.5°
Azimuth: 278.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3424

The image below is a photograph of HR3424 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 HR3424 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3424 star
DSS2 image of HR3424. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3424 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3424 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3424 is distant 550.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

168.92 pc
550.68 ly
17 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3424

HR3424 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3424 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3424. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3424