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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:34  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:31


HR4046 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR4046 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4046 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 HR4046:

HR4046 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 11°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4046

HR4046 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 HR4046 are provided in the following table:

10h 19m 26s
+48° 23’ 48”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4046 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4046 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4046.

Visibility of HR4046 from your location

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

HR4046 is circumpolar and transits at 21:35 UTC (altitude: 86.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4046

The image below is a photograph of HR4046 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 HR4046 is -0.097 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.107 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4046 star
DSS2 image of HR4046. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4046 during the next 1000 years (-1.62 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.78 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4046 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4046 is distant 141.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

43.33 pc
141.25 ly
-6 km/s
-0.097 arcsec/year
-0.107 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4046

HR4046 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4046 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4046. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4046