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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:02  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
SunsetSet: 18:32 south
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Altitude: 54.3°   Azimuth: 158.8°   Direction: South-South-East

HR3541 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3541 visual magnitude is 6.64. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3541 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3541:

Bright giant

HR3541 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 54.3°
Azimuth: 158.8°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3541

HR3541 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 HR3541 are provided in the following table:

08h 55m 22s
+17° 13’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3541 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3541 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3541.

Visibility of HR3541 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 HR3541 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: 72.8°
Max altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 287.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3541

The image below is a photograph of HR3541 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR3541 is 0.001 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 HR3541 star
DSS2 image of HR3541. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3541 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3541 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3541 is distant 3,622.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

1,111.11 pc
3,622.22 ly
-1 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3541

HR3541 belongs to spectral class C6 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3541 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3541. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3541