HR3948 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.
HR3948 visual magnitude is 6.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3948 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 HR3948:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3948
HR3948 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3948 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3948 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3948 from your location
HR3948 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3948
The image below is a photograph of HR3948 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 HR3948 is -0.13 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.084 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3948 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3948 is distant 486.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3948
HR3948 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 HR3948 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.