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HR4043 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4043 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4043 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 HR4043:

HR4043 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4043

HR4043 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 HR4043 are provided in the following table:

10h 16m 03s
-59° 54’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4043 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4043 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4043.

Visibility of HR4043 from your location

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

HR4043 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4043

The image below is a photograph of HR4043 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 HR4043 is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4043 star
DSS2 image of HR4043. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4043 during the next 10000 years (-7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4043 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4043 is distant 270.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

82.85 pc
270.09 ly
18 km/s
-0.047 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4043

HR4043 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4043 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4043. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4043 star system properties

HR4043 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4043 double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4043