HR4163 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
HR4163 visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4163 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 HR4163:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4163
HR4163 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 HR4163 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4163 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4163 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4163
The image below is a photograph of HR4163 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 HR4163 is 0.034 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 HR4163 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4163 is distant 527.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4163
HR4163 belongs to spectral class C5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4163 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.