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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 20:10
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Altitude: -74.8°   Azimuth: 303.4°   Direction: West-North-West

HR4056 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.

HR4056 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4056 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 HR4056 is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4056 star
DSS2 image of HR4056. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4056 during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4056


HR4056 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -74.8°
Azimuth: 303.4°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4056

HR4056 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 HR4056 are provided in the following table:

10h 18m 28s
-41° 40’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4056 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4056 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4056.

Visibility of HR4056 from your location

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

HR4056 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4056 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4056 is distant 550.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

168.92 pc
550.68 ly
23 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4056

HR4056 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4056 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4056. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4056