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Altitude: -74.8°   Azimuth: 219.8°   Direction: South-West

HR4140 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4140 visual magnitude is 3.32. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4140 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR4140:


HR4140 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -74.8°
Azimuth: 219.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4140

HR4140 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 HR4140 are provided in the following table:

10h 32m 01s
-61° 41’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4140 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4140 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4140.

Visibility of HR4140 from your location

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

HR4140 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4140

The image below is a photograph of HR4140 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 HR4140 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4140 star
DSS2 image of HR4140. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4140 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4140 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4140 is distant 496.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

152.44 pc
496.95 ly
26 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4140

HR4140 belongs to spectral class B4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4140 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4140. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4140