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Altitude: -68.4°   Azimuth: 91.7°   Direction: East

HR3588 is a variable and double star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3588 visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3588 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 HR3588 is -0.086 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.054 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3588 star
DSS2 image of HR3588. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3588 during the next 10000 years (-14.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3588


HR3588 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -68.4°
Azimuth: 91.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3588

HR3588 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 HR3588 are provided in the following table:

08h 58m 52s
-47° 14’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3588 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3588 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3588.

Visibility of HR3588 from your location

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

HR3588 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3588 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3588 is distant 220.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

67.70 pc
220.72 ly
18 km/s
-0.086 arcsec/year
0.054 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3588

HR3588 belongs to spectral class A HR3588 is also a so called metallic star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3588 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3588. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3588 star system properties

HR3588 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 HR3588 double sysyem:

24.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3588