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Altitude: -83.2°   Azimuth: 125.1°   Direction: South-East

HR4063 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR4063 visual magnitude is 4.57. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4063 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4063 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4063 star
DSS2 image of HR4063. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4063 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4063

Bright giant

HR4063 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -83.2°
Azimuth: 125.1°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4063

HR4063 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 HR4063 are provided in the following table:

10h 19m 36s
-55° 01’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4063 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4063 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4063.

Visibility of HR4063 from your location

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

HR4063 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4063 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4063 is distant 1,488.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

456.62 pc
1,488.58 ly
13 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4063

HR4063 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4063 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4063. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4063