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Altitude: -18.8°   Azimuth: 170.3°   Direction: South

HR3895 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3895 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3895 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 HR3895 is -0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3895 star
DSS2 image of HR3895. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3895 during the next 10000 years (-9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3895


HR3895 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.8°
Azimuth: 170.3°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3895

HR3895 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 HR3895 are provided in the following table:

09h 48m 39s
-56° 24’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3895 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3895 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3895.

Visibility of HR3895 from your location

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

HR3895 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3895 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3895 is distant 331.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

101.83 pc
331.98 ly
7 km/s
-0.056 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3895

HR3895 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3895 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3895. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3895