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HR3968

HR3968 is a giant star in the constellation of Antlia.

HR3968 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3968 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 HR3968:

6.43
Giant
HR3968 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3968

HR3968 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 HR3968 are provided in the following table:

10h 04m 23s
-39° 58’ 32”
271.42°
12.46°
Antlia

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3968 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3968 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3968.

Visibility of HR3968 from your location

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

HR3968 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3968

The image below is a photograph of HR3968 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 HR3968 is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3968 star
DSS2 image of HR3968. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3968 during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3968 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3968 is distant 636.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 47 kilometers per second.

195.31 pc
636.72 ly
47 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3968

HR3968 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.02
K1III
4121K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3968 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3968. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3968

SAO201020
SAO201020