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Altitude: -60.9°   Azimuth: 236.6°   Direction: West-South-West

HR3568 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3568 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3568 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 HR3568:


HR3568 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -60.9°
Azimuth: 236.6°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3568

HR3568 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 HR3568 are provided in the following table:

08h 54m 53s
-58° 14’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3568 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3568 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3568.

Visibility of HR3568 from your location

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

HR3568 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3568

The image below is a photograph of HR3568 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 HR3568 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3568 star
DSS2 image of HR3568. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3568 during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3568 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3568 is distant 869.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

266.67 pc
869.33 ly
13 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3568

HR3568 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3568 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3568. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3568