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HR4162

HR4162 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR4162 visual magnitude is 4.89. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4162 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 HR4162:

4.89
Giant
HR4162 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4162

HR4162 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. 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”
269.64°
26.65°
Hydra

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4162 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4162 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4162.

Visibility of HR4162 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 117.4°
Max altitude: 11.1°
Azimuth: 242.6°
HR4162 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4162

The image below is a photograph of HR4162 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 HR4162 is -0.109 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR4162

HR4162 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.95
M2III
3622K

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

Alternative designations of HR4162

SAO179041
SAO179041