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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 14:15 | Tran: 17:31 | Set: 20:48
Altitude: -20.6°   Azimuth: 108.5°   Direction: East-South-East

HR4162 is a giant star of spectral class M2 in the constellation of Hydra.

HR4162 visual magnitude is 4.89. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4162 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4162

Finder chart HR4162 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4162.

HR4162 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 HR4162 are provided in the following table:

10h 37m 13s
-27° 24’ 45”
Image of HR4162 star
DSS2 image of HR4162. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4162 during the next 1000 years (-1.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.40 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4162


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4162 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4162. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4162 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4162 is distant 479.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

147.06 pc
479.41 ly
17 km/s
-0.109 arcsec/year
0.024 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4162


Visibility of HR4162 from your location

Today's HR4162 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.4°
Max altitude: 11.1°
Azimuth: 242.6°