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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -14.9°   Azimuth: 292.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR3879 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Sextans.

HR3879 visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3879 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 HR3879:


HR3879 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.9°
Azimuth: 292.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3879

HR3879 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 HR3879 are provided in the following table:

09h 46m 23s
+01° 47’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3879 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3879 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3879.

Visibility of HR3879 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 HR3879 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: 88.2°
Max altitude: 40.3°
Azimuth: 271.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3879

The image below is a photograph of HR3879 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 HR3879 is -0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3879 star
DSS2 image of HR3879. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3879 during the next 10000 years (-9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3879 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3879 is distant 273.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

83.89 pc
273.49 ly
15 km/s
-0.056 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3879

HR3879 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3879 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3879. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3879