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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Altitude: 71.4°   Azimuth: 233.1°   Direction: South-West

HR3612 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR3612 visual magnitude is 4.56. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3612 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR3612:


HR3612 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 71.4°
Azimuth: 233.1°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3612

HR3612 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 HR3612 are provided in the following table:

09h 06m 31s
+38° 27’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3612 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3612 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3612.

Visibility of HR3612 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 HR3612 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: 51.5°
Max altitude: 77.0°
Azimuth: 308.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3612

The image below is a photograph of HR3612 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 HR3612 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3612 star
DSS2 image of HR3612. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3612 during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3612 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3612 is distant 677.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

207.90 pc
677.75 ly
17 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3612

HR3612 belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3612 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3612. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3612