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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 20:10
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HR3875

Altitude: -87.3°   Azimuth: 205.7°   Direction: South-South-West

HR3875 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3875 visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3875 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 HR3875 is -0.068 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3875 star
DSS2 image of HR3875. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3875 during the next 10000 years (-11.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3875

5.56
Hypergiant

HR3875 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -87.3°
Azimuth: 205.7°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3875

HR3875 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 HR3875 are provided in the following table:

09h 43m 42s
-53° 53’ 30”
277.43°
-0.59°
Vela

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3875 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3875 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3875.

Visibility of HR3875 from your location

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

HR3875 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3875 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3875 is distant 354.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

108.81 pc
354.73 ly
10 km/s
-0.068 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3875

HR3875 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.38
A0IV
10653K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3875 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3875. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3875

SAO237268
SAO237268