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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 41.6°   Azimuth: 327.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR3885 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR3885 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3885 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 HR3885:


HR3885 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 41.6°
Azimuth: 327.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3885

HR3885 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3885 are provided in the following table:

09h 50m 23s
+65° 35’ 35”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3885 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3885 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3885.

Visibility of HR3885 from your location

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

HR3885 is circumpolar and transits at 09:38 UTC (altitude: 75.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3885

The image below is a photograph of HR3885 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 HR3885 is -0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3885 star
DSS2 image of HR3885. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3885 during the next 10000 years (-8.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3885 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3885 is distant 306.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

93.90 pc
306.10 ly
-7 km/s
-0.052 arcsec/year
-0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3885

HR3885 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3885 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3885. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3885