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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

HR3968

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -34.6°   Azimuth: 247.2°   Direction: West-South-West

HR3968 is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Antlia.

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

Finder chart HR3968 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3968.

HR3968 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 HR3968 are provided in the following table:

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

Key facts about HR3968

6.43
Giant

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

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

Alternative designations of HR3968

SAO201020
SAO201020

Visibility of HR3968 from your location

HR3968 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom