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Altitude: 4.1°   Azimuth: 10.5°   Direction: North

HR3579 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR3579 visual magnitude is 3.97. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3579 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3579:


HR3579 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.1°
Azimuth: 10.5°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3579

HR3579 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3579 are provided in the following table:

09h 00m 38s
+41° 46’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3579 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3579 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3579.

Visibility of HR3579 from your location

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

HR3579 is circumpolar and transits at 08:56 UTC (altitude: 80.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3579

The image below is a photograph of HR3579 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 HR3579 is -0.44 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.246 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3579 star
DSS2 image of HR3579. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3579 during the next 1000 years (-7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.10 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3579 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3579 is distant 53.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

16.43 pc
53.57 ly
26 km/s
-0.44 arcsec/year
-0.246 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3579

HR3579 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3579 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3579. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3579 star system properties

HR3579 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3579 double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3579

Gl 332 A