HR4159 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Carina.
HR4159 visual magnitude is 4.45. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4159 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 HR4159:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4159
HR4159 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 HR4159 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4159 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4159 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4159
The image below is a photograph of HR4159 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 HR4159 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4159 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4159 is distant 1,375.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4159
HR4159 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 HR4159 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.