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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: 5.9°   Azimuth: 141.7°   Direction: South-East

HR3862 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR3862 visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, HR3862 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 HR3862:


HR3862 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.9°
Azimuth: 141.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3862

HR3862 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 HR3862 are provided in the following table:

09h 42m 14s
-23° 54’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3862 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3862 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3862.

Visibility of HR3862 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 HR3862 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: 113.9°
Max altitude: 14.6°
Azimuth: 246.1°
HR3862 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3862

The image below is a photograph of HR3862 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 HR3862 is -0.395 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.26 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3862 star
DSS2 image of HR3862. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3862 during the next 1000 years (-6.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3862 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3862 is distant 48.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

14.88 pc
48.52 ly
34 km/s
-0.395 arcsec/year
0.26 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3862

HR3862 belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3862 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3862. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3862