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HR4176

HR4176 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR4176 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4176 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 HR4176:

5.75
Giant
HR4176 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 48°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4176

HR4176 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4176 are provided in the following table:

10h 41m 48s
+68° 26’ 35”
138.94°
44.44°
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4176 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4176 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4176.

Visibility of HR4176 from your location

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

HR4176 is circumpolar and transits at 10:42 UTC (altitude: 73.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4176

The image below is a photograph of HR4176 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 HR4176 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4176 star
DSS2 image of HR4176. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4176 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4176 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4176 is distant 586.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

179.86 pc
586.33 ly
5 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4176

HR4176 belongs to spectral class K3

-0.52
K3
4121K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4176 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4176. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4176

SAO15260
SAO15260