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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
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SunsetSet: 20:10
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Altitude: -83.1°   Azimuth: 11.9°   Direction: North-North-East

HR3886 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3886 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3886 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 HR3886 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3886 star
DSS2 image of HR3886. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3886 during the next 100000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3886


HR3886 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -83.1°
Azimuth: 11.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3886

HR3886 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 HR3886 are provided in the following table:

09h 46m 30s
-44° 45’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3886 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3886 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3886.

Visibility of HR3886 from your location

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

HR3886 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3886 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3886 is distant 1,436.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

440.53 pc
1,436.12 ly
-4 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3886

HR3886 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3886 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3886. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3886