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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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4 Sextantis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 8:41 | Tran: 15:00 | Set: 21:19
Alt: 36.81°   Az: 142.41°   Direction: South-East

4 Sextantis is a main-sequence star of spectral class F7 in the constellation of Sextans.

4 Sextantis visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its faintness, 4 Sextantis 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.

Image of 4 Sextantis star
DSS2 image of 4 Sextantis. The red arrow shows the motion of 4 Sextantis during the next 1000 years (-2.45 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.92 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


09h 51m 46s
+04° 13’ 40”
22h 02m 43s
07h 54m 30s


09h 50m 30s
+04° 20’ 36”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 4 Sextantis star
Simplified finder chart for 4 Sextantis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 4 Sextantis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 4 Sextantis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

4 Sextantis is distant 149.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

17 km/s
-0.147 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

4 Sextantis

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 4 Sextantis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 85.8°
Max altitude: 42.7°
Azimuth: 274.2°