HR4160 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydra.
HR4160 visual magnitude is 6.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4160 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 HR4160:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4160
HR4160 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 HR4160 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4160 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4160 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4160
The image below is a photograph of HR4160 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 HR4160 is -0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4160 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4160 is distant 217.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4160
HR4160 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4160 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.