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HR3444

Altitude: -82.4°   Azimuth: 36.3°   Direction: North-East

HR3444 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3444 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3444 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 HR3444 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3444 star
DSS2 image of HR3444. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3444 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3444

5.71
Hypergiant

HR3444 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -82.4°
Azimuth: 36.3°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3444

HR3444 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 HR3444 are provided in the following table:

08h 40m 35s
-45° 11’ 29”
264.12°
-2.06°
Vela

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3444 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3444 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3444.

Visibility of HR3444 from your location

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

HR3444 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3444 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3444 is distant 950.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

291.55 pc
950.44 ly
13 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3444

HR3444 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-1.61
M0III
3581K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3444 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3444. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3444

SAO220261
SAO220261