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Altitude: 48.9°   Azimuth: 352.0°   Direction: North

HR4062 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR4062 visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4062 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 HR4062:


HR4062 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.9°
Azimuth: 352.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4062

HR4062 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4062 are provided in the following table:

10h 29m 41s
+84° 15’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4062 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4062 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4062.

Visibility of HR4062 from your location

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

HR4062 is circumpolar and transits at 17:10 UTC (altitude: 57.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4062

The image below is a photograph of HR4062 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 HR4062 is -0.129 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4062 star
DSS2 image of HR4062. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4062 during the next 1000 years (-2.15 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.53 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4062 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4062 is distant 132.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

40.78 pc
132.95 ly
4 km/s
-0.129 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4062

HR4062 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4062 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4062. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4062