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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:08 south
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Altitude: 45.8°   Azimuth: 177.5°   Direction: South

HR3599 is a giant star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3599 visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3599 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 HR3599:


HR3599 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 45.8°
Azimuth: 177.5°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3599

HR3599 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3599 are provided in the following table:

09h 02m 44s
+07° 17’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3599 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3599 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3599.

Visibility of HR3599 from your location

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

Today's HR3599 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.7°
Max altitude: 45.8°
Azimuth: 277.3°
HR3599 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3599

The image below is a photograph of HR3599 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 HR3599 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3599 star
DSS2 image of HR3599. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3599 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3599 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3599 is distant 663.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

203.67 pc
663.95 ly
27 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3599

HR3599 belongs to spectral class K3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3599 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3599. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3599