HR4068 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
HR4068 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4068 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 HR4068:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4068
HR4068 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 HR4068 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4068 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4068 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4068
The image below is a photograph of HR4068 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 HR4068 is -0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4068 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4068 is distant 189.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4068
HR4068 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4068 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.