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Altitude: -77.8°   Azimuth: 112.0°   Direction: East-South-East

HR3700 is a giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3700 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3700 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 HR3700 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3700 star
DSS2 image of HR3700. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3700 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3700


HR3700 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -77.8°
Azimuth: 112.0°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3700

HR3700 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 HR3700 are provided in the following table:

09h 17m 42s
-54° 29’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3700 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3700 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3700.

Visibility of HR3700 from your location

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

HR3700 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3700 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3700 is distant 810.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

248.76 pc
810.95 ly
-9 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3700

HR3700 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3700 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3700. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3700