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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:04  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
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Altitude: 73.3°   Azimuth: 341.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR3470 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR3470 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3470 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 HR3470:


HR3470 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 73.3°
Azimuth: 341.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3470

HR3470 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3470 are provided in the following table:

08h 48m 49s
+66° 42’ 29”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3470 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3470 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3470.

Visibility of HR3470 from your location

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

HR3470 is circumpolar and transits at 07:57 UTC (altitude: 74.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3470

The image below is a photograph of HR3470 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 HR3470 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3470 star
DSS2 image of HR3470. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3470 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3470 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3470 is distant 514.20 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

157.73 pc
514.20 ly
5 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3470

HR3470 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3470 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3470. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3470