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HR3868

Altitude: -18.9°   Azimuth: 164.5°   Direction: South-South-East

HR3868 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3868 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3868 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 HR3868 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 HR3868 star
DSS2 image of HR3868. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3868 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3868

6
Main-sequence

HR3868 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.9°
Azimuth: 164.5°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3868

HR3868 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 HR3868 are provided in the following table:

09h 41m 47s
-55° 12’ 51”
278.08°
-1.77°
Vela

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3868 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3868 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3868.

Visibility of HR3868 from your location

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

HR3868 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3868 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3868 is distant 2,694.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

826.45 pc
2,694.21 ly
14 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3868

HR3868 belongs to spectral class B4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-3.59
B4V
12103K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3868 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3868. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3868

SAO237237
SAO237237