HR3480 is a double giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
HR3480 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3480 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 HR3480:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3480
HR3480 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 HR3480 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3480 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3480 from your location
Today's HR3480 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 HR3480
The image below is a photograph of HR3480 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 HR3480 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3480 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3480 is distant 3,835.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3480
HR3480 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3480 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR3480 star system properties
HR3480 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3480 double sysyem: