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Altitude: 73.1°   Azimuth: 51.9°   Direction: North-East

HR3608 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR3608 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3608 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 HR3608 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3608 star
DSS2 image of HR3608. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3608 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3608


HR3608 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 73.1°
Azimuth: 51.9°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3608

HR3608 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 HR3608 are provided in the following table:

09h 06m 43s
+59° 20’ 39”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3608 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3608 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3608.

Visibility of HR3608 from your location

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

HR3608 is circumpolar and transits at 22:14 UTC (altitude: 82.1°)

Distance of HR3608 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3608 is distant 1,131.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

347.22 pc
1,131.94 ly
2 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3608

HR3608 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3608 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3608. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3608