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Altitude: -4.2°   Azimuth: 17.5°   Direction: North-North-East

HR3606 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cancer.

HR3606 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3606 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 HR3606:


HR3606 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -4.2°
Azimuth: 17.5°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3606

HR3606 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 HR3606 are provided in the following table:

09h 04m 55s
+32° 22’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3606 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3606 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3606.

Visibility of HR3606 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 HR3606 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: 57.6°
Max altitude: 70.9°
Azimuth: 302.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3606

The image below is a photograph of HR3606 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 HR3606 is -0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3606 star
DSS2 image of HR3606. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3606 during the next 10000 years (-7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3606 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3606 is distant 258.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

79.37 pc
258.73 ly
16 km/s
-0.043 arcsec/year
-0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3606

HR3606 belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3606 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3606. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3606