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Altitude: -80.6°   Azimuth: 105.9°   Direction: East-South-East

HR3466 is a variable and multiple star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3466 visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3466 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 HR3466 is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3466 star
DSS2 image of HR3466. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3466 during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3466


HR3466 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -80.6°
Azimuth: 105.9°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3466

HR3466 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 HR3466 are provided in the following table:

08h 42m 18s
-53° 06’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3466 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3466 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3466.

Visibility of HR3466 from your location

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

HR3466 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3466 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3466 is distant 482.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

148.15 pc
482.96 ly
17 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3466

HR3466 belongs to spectral class B8


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3466 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3466. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3466 star system properties

HR3466 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3466 double sysyem:

76.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3466