HR4170 is a giant star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.
HR4170 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4170 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 HR4170:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4170
HR4170 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4170 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4170 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4170 from your location
HR4170 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4170
The image below is a photograph of HR4170 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 HR4170 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4170 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4170 is distant 516.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4170
HR4170 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4170 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.