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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: 2.1°   Azimuth: 176.0°   Direction: South

HR3897 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Antlia.

HR3897 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3897 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 HR3897 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3897 star
DSS2 image of HR3897. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3897 during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3897


HR3897 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.1°
Azimuth: 176.0°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3897

HR3897 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 HR3897 are provided in the following table:

09h 49m 51s
-36° 16’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3897 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3897 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3897.

Visibility of HR3897 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 HR3897 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: 126.3°
Max altitude: 2.3°
Azimuth: 233.7°

Distance of HR3897 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3897 is distant 555.37 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

170.36 pc
555.37 ly
21 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3897

HR3897 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 HR3897 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3897. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3897