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HR3960 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3960 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3960 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 HR3960:

HR3960 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3960

HR3960 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 HR3960 are provided in the following table:

10h 01m 59s
-60° 25’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3960 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3960 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3960.

Visibility of HR3960 from your location

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

HR3960 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3960

The image below is a photograph of HR3960 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 HR3960 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3960 star
DSS2 image of HR3960. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3960 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3960 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3960 is distant 3,196.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

980.39 pc
3,196.08 ly
-2 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3960

HR3960 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3960 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3960. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3960