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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: 23.5°   Azimuth: 231.2°   Direction: South-West

HR3472 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3472 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3472 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 HR3472 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3472 star
DSS2 image of HR3472. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3472 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3472


HR3472 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 23.5°
Azimuth: 231.2°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3472

HR3472 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3472 are provided in the following table:

08h 45m 20s
-02° 36’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3472 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3472 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3472.

Visibility of HR3472 from your location

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

Today's HR3472 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.6°
Max altitude: 35.9°
Azimuth: 267.4°

Distance of HR3472 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3472 is distant 283.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

86.96 pc
283.48 ly
-18 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3472

HR3472 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3472 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3472. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3472 star system properties

HR3472 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 HR3472 double sysyem:

4.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3472