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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -66.0°   Azimuth: 241.6°   Direction: West-South-West

HR3549 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3549 visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3549 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 HR3549 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3549 star
DSS2 image of HR3549. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3549 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3549


HR3549 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -66.0°
Azimuth: 241.6°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3549

HR3549 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 HR3549 are provided in the following table:

08h 53m 03s
-56° 38’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3549 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3549 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3549.

Visibility of HR3549 from your location

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

HR3549 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3549 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3549 is distant 296.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

90.83 pc
296.09 ly
24 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3549

HR3549 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3549 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3549. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3549