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Altitude: -65.2°   Azimuth: 91.7°   Direction: East

HR3494 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3494 visual magnitude is 5.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3494 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3494 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3494 star
DSS2 image of HR3494. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3494 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3494


HR3494 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -65.2°
Azimuth: 91.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3494

HR3494 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 HR3494 are provided in the following table:

08h 46m 30s
-45° 54’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3494 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3494 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3494.

Visibility of HR3494 from your location

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

HR3494 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3494 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3494 is distant 3,292.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

1,010.10 pc
3,292.93 ly
26 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3494

HR3494 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3494 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3494. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3494