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Altitude: -76.9°   Azimuth: 22.2°   Direction: North-North-East

HR3517 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3517 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3517 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 HR3517 is -0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3517 star
DSS2 image of HR3517. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3517 during the next 10000 years (-9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3517


HR3517 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -76.9°
Azimuth: 22.2°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3517

HR3517 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 HR3517 are provided in the following table:

08h 49m 52s
-39° 08’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3517 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3517 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3517.

Visibility of HR3517 from your location

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

HR3517 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3517 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3517 is distant 254.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

78.00 pc
254.29 ly
9 km/s
-0.058 arcsec/year
0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3517

HR3517 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3517 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3517. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3517