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Altitude: -9.4°   Azimuth: 164.5°   Direction: South-South-East

HR3487 is a giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3487 visual magnitude is 3.91. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3487 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3487 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3487 star
DSS2 image of HR3487. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3487 during the next 100000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3487


HR3487 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.4°
Azimuth: 164.5°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3487

HR3487 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 HR3487 are provided in the following table:

08h 46m 01s
-46° 02’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3487 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3487 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3487.

Visibility of HR3487 from your location

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

HR3487 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3487 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3487 is distant 1,552.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

476.19 pc
1,552.38 ly
24 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3487

HR3487 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3487 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3487. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3487