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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -31.2°   Azimuth: 54.4°   Direction: North-East

HR3538 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3538 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3538 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 HR3538 is -0.416 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3538 star
DSS2 image of HR3538. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3538 during the next 1000 years (-6.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.52 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3538


HR3538 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.2°
Azimuth: 54.4°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3538

HR3538 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3538 are provided in the following table:

08h 54m 17s
-05° 26’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3538 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3538 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3538.

Visibility of HR3538 from your location

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

Today's HR3538 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.4°
Max altitude: 33.1°
Azimuth: 264.6°

Distance of HR3538 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3538 is distant 55.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

17.09 pc
55.73 ly
28 km/s
-0.416 arcsec/year
0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3538

HR3538 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3538 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3538. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3538