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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:58  
SunsetSet: 21:12 south
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Altitude: -39.4°   Azimuth: 286.3°   Direction: West-North-West

HR3473 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Pyxis.

HR3473 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3473 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 HR3473:


HR3473 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.4°
Azimuth: 286.3°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3473

HR3473 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 HR3473 are provided in the following table:

08h 44m 55s
-21° 10’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3473 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3473 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3473.

Visibility of HR3473 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 HR3473 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: 111.2°
Max altitude: 17.4°
Azimuth: 248.8°
HR3473 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3473

The image below is a photograph of HR3473 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 HR3473 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3473 star
DSS2 image of HR3473. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3473 during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3473 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3473 is distant 255.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

78.25 pc
255.09 ly
-15 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3473

HR3473 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3473 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3473. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3473