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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: -20.4°   Azimuth: 192.8°   Direction: South-South-West

HR3957 is a bright giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Carina.

HR3957 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its faintness, HR3957 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3957

Finder chart HR3957 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3957.

HR3957 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 HR3957 are provided in the following table:

10h 01m 58s
-57° 20’ 58”
Image of HR3957 star
DSS2 image of HR3957. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3957 during the next 10000 years (-6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3957

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3957 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3957. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR3957 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3957 is distant 752.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

230.95 pc
752.89 ly
7 km/s
-0.041 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR3957


Visibility of HR3957 from your location

HR3957 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom