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Altitude: -66.6°   Azimuth: 73.8°   Direction: East-North-East

HR3548 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3548 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3548 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 HR3548 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3548 star
DSS2 image of HR3548. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3548 during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3548


HR3548 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -66.6°
Azimuth: 73.8°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3548

HR3548 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 HR3548 are provided in the following table:

08h 53m 50s
-40° 26’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3548 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3548 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3548.

Visibility of HR3548 from your location

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

HR3548 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3548 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3548 is distant 1,314.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

403.23 pc
1,314.52 ly
-1 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3548

HR3548 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3548 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3548. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3548