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HR3883 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3883 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3883 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 HR3883:

HR3883 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3883

HR3883 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 HR3883 are provided in the following table:

09h 45m 40s
-57° 11’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3883 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3883 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3883.

Visibility of HR3883 from your location

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

HR3883 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3883

The image below is a photograph of HR3883 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 HR3883 is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3883 star
DSS2 image of HR3883. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3883 during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3883 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3883 is distant 869.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

266.67 pc
869.33 ly
11 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3883

HR3883 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3883 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3883. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3883