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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:02 south
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HR3486 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3486 visual magnitude is 5.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3486 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 HR3486:

HR3486 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3486

HR3486 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 HR3486 are provided in the following table:

08h 47m 14s
-01° 53’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3486 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3486 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3486.

Visibility of HR3486 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 HR3486 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: 91.9°
Max altitude: 36.6°
Azimuth: 268.1°
HR3486 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3486

The image below is a photograph of HR3486 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 HR3486 is -0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3486 star
DSS2 image of HR3486. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3486 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3486 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3486 is distant 339.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

104.06 pc
339.23 ly
2 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3486

HR3486 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3486 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3486. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3486