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HR3496

Altitude: -72.1°   Azimuth: 83.0°   Direction: East

HR3496 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3496 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3496 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 HR3496 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3496 star
DSS2 image of HR3496. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3496 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3496

5.75
Supergiant

HR3496 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -72.1°
Azimuth: 83.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3496

HR3496 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 HR3496 are provided in the following table:

08h 47m 18s
-46° 09’ 20”
265.61°
-1.73°
Vela

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3496 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3496 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3496.

Visibility of HR3496 from your location

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

HR3496 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3496 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3496 is distant 3,622.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

1,111.11 pc
3,622.22 ly
32 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3496

HR3496 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.

-4.48
F2I
6129K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3496 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3496. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3496

SAO220464
SAO220464