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Altitude: -13.4°   Azimuth: 164.1°   Direction: South-South-East

HR3476 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3476 visual magnitude is 5.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3476 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 HR3476 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3476 star
DSS2 image of HR3476. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3476 during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3476


HR3476 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.4°
Azimuth: 164.1°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3476

HR3476 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 HR3476 are provided in the following table:

08h 43m 40s
-49° 49’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3476 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3476 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3476.

Visibility of HR3476 from your location

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

HR3476 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3476 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3476 is distant 1,516.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

465.12 pc
1,516.28 ly
28 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3476

HR3476 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3476 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3476. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3476