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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:34  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:31


HR3479 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pyxis.

HR3479 visual magnitude is 5.76. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3479 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 HR3479:

HR3479 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3479

HR3479 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3479 are provided in the following table:

08h 44m 51s
-37° 08’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3479 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3479 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3479.

Visibility of HR3479 from your location

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

Today's HR3479 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.1°
Max altitude: 1.4°
Azimuth: 232.9°
HR3479 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3479

The image below is a photograph of HR3479 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 HR3479 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3479 star
DSS2 image of HR3479. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3479 during the next 100000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3479 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3479 is distant 1,429.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

438.60 pc
1,429.82 ly
12 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3479

HR3479 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3479 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3479. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3479