Intercrus - HR3743
Intercrus, also designated as , is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
Intercrus visual magnitude is 5.41. Because of its reltive faintness, Intercrus 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 Intercrus:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Intercrus
Intercrus is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Intercrus are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Intercrus in the sky:
Visibility of Intercrus from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Intercrus - HR3743 is circumpolar and transits at 21:28 UTC (altitude: 84.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Intercrus
The image below is a photograph of Intercrus 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 Intercrus is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.128 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Intercrus from the Sun and relative movement
Intercrus is distant 287.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Intercrus
Intercrus belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Intercrus is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Intercrus star system properties
Intercrus is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Intercrus double sysyem: