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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -68.2°   Azimuth: 236.3°   Direction: West-South-West

HR4169 is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Carina.

HR4169 visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its faintness, HR4169 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4169

Finder chart HR4169 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4169.

HR4169 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 HR4169 are provided in the following table:

10h 37m 26s
-58° 43’ 59”
Image of HR4169 star
DSS2 image of HR4169. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4169 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4169


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4169 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4169. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4169 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4169 is distant 8,150.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

2,500.00 pc
8,150.00 ly
-9 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4169


Visibility of HR4169 from your location

HR4169 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK