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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -68.8°   Azimuth: 239.4°   Direction: West-South-West

HR3693 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3693 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3693 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 HR3693:

Bright giant

HR3693 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -68.8°
Azimuth: 239.4°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3693

HR3693 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3693 are provided in the following table:

09h 15m 34s
-57° 34’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3693 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3693 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3693.

Visibility of HR3693 from your location

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

HR3693 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3693

The image below is a photograph of HR3693 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 HR3693 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3693 star
DSS2 image of HR3693. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3693 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3693 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3693 is distant 1,097.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

336.70 pc
1,097.64 ly
15 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3693

HR3693 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3693 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3693. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3693