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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:07 south
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Altitude: 37.0°   Azimuth: 183.9°   Direction: South

HR3741 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3741 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3741 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 HR3741:


HR3741 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 37.0°
Azimuth: 183.9°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3741

HR3741 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3741 are provided in the following table:

09h 26m 22s
-01° 27’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3741 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3741 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3741.

Visibility of HR3741 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 HR3741 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: 91.5°
Max altitude: 37.1°
Azimuth: 268.5°
HR3741 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3741

The image below is a photograph of HR3741 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 HR3741 is -0.001 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 HR3741 star
DSS2 image of HR3741. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3741 during the next 100000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3741 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3741 is distant 876.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

268.82 pc
876.34 ly
-15 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3741

HR3741 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3741 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3741. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3741