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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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Altitude: -48.3°   Azimuth: 343.2°   Direction: North-North-West

HR3848 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3848 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3848 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3848 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3848 star
DSS2 image of HR3848. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3848 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3848


HR3848 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -48.3°
Azimuth: 343.2°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3848

HR3848 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 HR3848 are provided in the following table:

09h 40m 20s
-10° 46’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3848 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3848 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3848.

Visibility of HR3848 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 HR3848 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: 100.8°
Max altitude: 27.8°
Azimuth: 259.2°

Distance of HR3848 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3848 is distant 838.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

257.07 pc
838.05 ly
-11 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3848

HR3848 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3848 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3848. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3848