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Altitude: -47.2°   Azimuth: 230.4°   Direction: South-West

HR3455 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3455 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3455 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 HR3455:


HR3455 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -47.2°
Azimuth: 230.4°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3455

HR3455 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 HR3455 are provided in the following table:

08h 40m 43s
-57° 32’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3455 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3455 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3455.

Visibility of HR3455 from your location

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

HR3455 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3455

The image below is a photograph of HR3455 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 HR3455 is -0.015 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 HR3455 star
DSS2 image of HR3455. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3455 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3455 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3455 is distant 226.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

69.54 pc
226.70 ly
14 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3455

HR3455 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3455 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3455. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3455 star system properties

HR3455 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 HR3455 double sysyem:

3.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3455