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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR4194 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Antlia.

HR4194 visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4194 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 HR4194:

HR4194 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4194

HR4194 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4194 are provided in the following table:

10h 42m 43s
-32° 42’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4194 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4194 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4194.

Visibility of HR4194 from your location

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

Today's HR4194 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.7°
Max altitude: 5.8°
Azimuth: 237.3°
HR4194 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4194

The image below is a photograph of HR4194 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 HR4194 is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4194 star
DSS2 image of HR4194. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4194 during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4194 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4194 is distant 604.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

185.53 pc
604.82 ly
4 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4194

HR4194 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4194 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4194. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4194 star system properties

HR4194 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4194 double sysyem:

17.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4194