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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 11:29 | Tran: 17:02 | Set: 22:34
Altitude: -24.0°   Azimuth: 66.2°   Direction: East-North-East

HR4059 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Sextans.

HR4059 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its faintness, HR4059 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4059

Finder chart HR4059 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4059.

HR4059 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4059 are provided in the following table:

10h 19m 32s
-05° 06’ 20”
Image of HR4059 star
DSS2 image of HR4059. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4059 during the next 10000 years (-8.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4059



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4059 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4059. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4059 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4059 is distant 292.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

89.77 pc
292.64 ly
16 km/s
-0.053 arcsec/year
-0.061 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4059


Visibility of HR4059 from your location

Today's HR4059 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.1°
Max altitude: 33.4°
Azimuth: 264.9°