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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -77.8°   Azimuth: 47.0°   Direction: North-East

HR3501 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3501 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3501 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 HR3501 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3501 star
DSS2 image of HR3501. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3501 during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3501


HR3501 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -77.8°
Azimuth: 47.0°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3501

HR3501 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 HR3501 are provided in the following table:

08h 48m 08s
-42° 27’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3501 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3501 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3501.

Visibility of HR3501 from your location

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

HR3501 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3501 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3501 is distant 1,697.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

520.83 pc
1,697.92 ly
30 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3501

HR3501 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3501 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3501. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3501