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


HR3959 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sextans.

HR3959 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3959 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 HR3959:

HR3959 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3959

HR3959 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3959 are provided in the following table:

10h 03m 41s
-09° 34’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3959 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3959 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3959.

Visibility of HR3959 from your location

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

Today's HR3959 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.6°
Max altitude: 28.9°
Azimuth: 260.4°
HR3959 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3959

The image below is a photograph of HR3959 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 HR3959 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3959 star
DSS2 image of HR3959. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3959 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3959 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3959 is distant 1,258.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

386.10 pc
1,258.69 ly
9 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3959

HR3959 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3959 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3959. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3959