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Altitude: -81.6°   Azimuth: 353.3°   Direction: North

HR4036 is a giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR4036 visual magnitude is 5.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4036 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4036 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.064 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4036 star
DSS2 image of HR4036. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4036 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4036


HR4036 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -81.6°
Azimuth: 353.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4036

HR4036 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 HR4036 are provided in the following table:

10h 15m 31s
-43° 06’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4036 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4036 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4036.

Visibility of HR4036 from your location

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

HR4036 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4036 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4036 is distant 544.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

166.94 pc
544.24 ly
18 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.064 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4036

HR4036 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4036 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4036. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4036