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Altitude: -25.5°   Azimuth: 198.9°   Direction: South-South-West

HR3443 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3443 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3443 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 HR3443:


HR3443 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -25.5°
Azimuth: 198.9°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3443

HR3443 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 HR3443 are provided in the following table:

08h 39m 13s
-60° 19’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3443 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3443 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3443.

Visibility of HR3443 from your location

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

HR3443 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3443

The image below is a photograph of HR3443 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 HR3443 is -0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3443 star
DSS2 image of HR3443. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3443 during the next 10000 years (-5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3443 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3443 is distant 437.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

134.05 pc
437.00 ly
9 km/s
-0.032 arcsec/year
0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3443

HR3443 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3443 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3443. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3443 star system properties

HR3443 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3443 double sysyem:

1.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3443