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Altitude: -80.2°   Azimuth: 6.1°   Direction: North

HR3497 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3497 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3497 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 HR3497 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.242 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3497 star
DSS2 image of HR3497. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3497 during the next 1000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.03 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3497


HR3497 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -80.2°
Azimuth: 6.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3497

HR3497 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 HR3497 are provided in the following table:

08h 47m 40s
-41° 44’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3497 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3497 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3497.

Visibility of HR3497 from your location

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

HR3497 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3497 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3497 is distant 94.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

28.94 pc
94.36 ly
14 km/s
-0.242 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3497

HR3497 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3497 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3497. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3497