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HR3597 is a giant star in the constellation of Pyxis.

HR3597 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3597 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 HR3597:

HR3597 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3597

HR3597 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3597 are provided in the following table:

09h 01m 11s
-26° 39’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3597 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3597 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3597.

Visibility of HR3597 from your location

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

Today's HR3597 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.7°
Max altitude: 11.9°
Azimuth: 243.3°
HR3597 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3597

The image below is a photograph of HR3597 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 HR3597 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.056 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3597 star
DSS2 image of HR3597. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3597 during the next 10000 years (4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3597 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3597 is distant 389.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

119.47 pc
389.49 ly
-24 km/s
0.026 arcsec/year
-0.056 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3597

HR3597 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3597 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3597. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3597