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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR3971

HR3971 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR3971 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3971 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 HR3971:

6.14
Sub-giant
HR3971 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3971

HR3971 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 HR3971 are provided in the following table:

10h 03m 34s
-61° 53’ 02”
284.49°
-5.18°
Carina

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3971 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3971 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3971.

Visibility of HR3971 from your location

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

HR3971 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3971

The image below is a photograph of HR3971 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 HR3971 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3971 star
DSS2 image of HR3971. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3971 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR3971 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3971 is distant 1,734.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

531.91 pc
1,734.04 ly
5 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3971

HR3971 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

-2.49
B7IV
10653K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3971 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3971. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR3971 star system properties

HR3971 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3971 double sysyem:

6.14
7.64
1.5
1.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR3971

SAO250795
SAO250795