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Altitude: -66.0°   Azimuth: 96.7°   Direction: East

HR3462 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3462 visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3462 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 HR3462 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3462 star
DSS2 image of HR3462. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3462 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3462


HR3462 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -66.0°
Azimuth: 96.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3462

HR3462 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 HR3462 are provided in the following table:

08h 42m 15s
-48° 05’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3462 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3462 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3462.

Visibility of HR3462 from your location

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

HR3462 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3462 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3462 is distant 1,689.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

518.13 pc
1,689.12 ly
42 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3462

HR3462 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3462 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3462. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3462 star system properties

HR3462 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3462 double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3462