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Altitude: -35.9°   Azimuth: 220.3°   Direction: South-West

HR3696 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3696 visual magnitude is 4.34. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3696 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 HR3696:


HR3696 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.9°
Azimuth: 220.3°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3696

HR3696 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 HR3696 are provided in the following table:

09h 16m 12s
-57° 32’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3696 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3696 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3696.

Visibility of HR3696 from your location

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

HR3696 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3696

The image below is a photograph of HR3696 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 HR3696 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3696 star
DSS2 image of HR3696. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3696 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3696 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3696 is distant 536.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

164.47 pc
536.18 ly
-5 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3696

HR3696 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3696 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3696. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3696