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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:51  
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SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: -10.9°   Azimuth: 164.7°   Direction: South-South-East

HR3551 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3551 visual magnitude is 5.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3551 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 HR3551 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3551 star
DSS2 image of HR3551. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3551 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3551


HR3551 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.9°
Azimuth: 164.7°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3551

HR3551 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 HR3551 are provided in the following table:

08h 53m 50s
-47° 31’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3551 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3551 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3551.

Visibility of HR3551 from your location

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

HR3551 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3551 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3551 is distant 261.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

80.06 pc
261.01 ly
-1 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3551

HR3551 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3551 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3551. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3551