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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:52  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:18


HR3956 is a giant star in the constellation of Antlia.

HR3956 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3956 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 HR3956:

HR3956 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 5°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3956

HR3956 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 HR3956 are provided in the following table:

10h 02m 49s
-30° 34’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3956 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3956 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3956.

Visibility of HR3956 from your location

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

Today's HR3956 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.6°
Max altitude: 7.9°
Azimuth: 239.4°
HR3956 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3956

The image below is a photograph of HR3956 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 HR3956 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3956 star
DSS2 image of HR3956. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3956 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3956 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3956 is distant 623.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

191.20 pc
623.33 ly
14 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3956

HR3956 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3956 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3956. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3956