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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -36.5°   Azimuth: 150.8°   Direction: South-South-East

HR3948 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Carina.

HR3948 visual magnitude is 6.58. Because of its faintness, HR3948 is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3948

Finder chart HR3948 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3948.

HR3948 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 HR3948 are provided in the following table:

09h 57m 15s
-64° 29’ 21”
Image of HR3948 star
DSS2 image of HR3948. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3948 during the next 1000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.40 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3948


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3948. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

149.25 pc
486.57 ly
45 km/s
-0.13 arcsec/year
0.084 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR3948


Visibility of HR3948 from your location

HR3948 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom