HR3478 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
HR3478 visual magnitude is 5.7. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3478 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 HR3478:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3478
HR3478 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 HR3478 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3478 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3478 from your location
Today's HR3478 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3478
The image below is a photograph of HR3478 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 HR3478 is 0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3478 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3478 is distant 278.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3478
HR3478 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3478 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.