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Altitude: -68.1°   Azimuth: 107.8°   Direction: East-South-East

HR3503 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3503 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3503 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 HR3503 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3503 star
DSS2 image of HR3503. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3503 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3503


HR3503 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -68.1°
Azimuth: 107.8°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3503

HR3503 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 HR3503 are provided in the following table:

08h 48m 00s
-52° 51’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3503 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3503 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3503.

Visibility of HR3503 from your location

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

HR3503 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3503 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3503 is distant 464.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

142.45 pc
464.39 ly
12 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3503

HR3503 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3503 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3503. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3503