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Altitude: -77.0°   Azimuth: 42.7°   Direction: North-East

HR3591 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3591 visual magnitude is 4.45. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3591 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3591 is -0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3591 star
DSS2 image of HR3591. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3591 during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3591


HR3591 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -77.0°
Azimuth: 42.7°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3591

HR3591 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 HR3591 are provided in the following table:

09h 00m 05s
-41° 15’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3591 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3591 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3591.

Visibility of HR3591 from your location

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

HR3591 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3591 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3591 is distant 201.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

61.77 pc
201.36 ly
-7 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
0.045 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3591

HR3591 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3591 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3591. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3591