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Altitude: -68.9°   Azimuth: 224.5°   Direction: South-West

HR3432 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3432 visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3432 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 HR3432:


HR3432 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -68.9°
Azimuth: 224.5°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3432

HR3432 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 HR3432 are provided in the following table:

08h 37m 18s
-62° 51’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3432 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3432 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3432.

Visibility of HR3432 from your location

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

HR3432 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3432

The image below is a photograph of HR3432 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 HR3432 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3432 star
DSS2 image of HR3432. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3432 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3432 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3432 is distant 334.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

102.67 pc
334.70 ly
21 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3432

HR3432 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3432 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3432. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3432 star system properties

HR3432 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3432 double sysyem:

7.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3432