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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:

HR4170 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

10h 35m 24s
-76° 18’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4170 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4170 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4170.

Visibility of HR4170 from your location

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

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.

Image of HR4170 star
DSS2 image of HR4170. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4170 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

158.48 pc
516.64 ly
18 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

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 HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4170. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4170