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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:52  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:18


HR4053 is a giant star in the constellation of Antlia.

HR4053 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4053 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 HR4053:

HR4053 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 1°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4053

HR4053 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4053 are provided in the following table:

10h 18m 37s
-36° 48’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4053 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4053 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4053.

Visibility of HR4053 from your location

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

Today's HR4053 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.8°
Max altitude: 1.7°
Azimuth: 233.2°
HR4053 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4053

The image below is a photograph of HR4053 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 HR4053 is -0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4053 star
DSS2 image of HR4053. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4053 during the next 10000 years (-7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4053 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4053 is distant 608.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

186.57 pc
608.21 ly
2 km/s
-0.043 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4053

HR4053 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4053 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4053. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4053