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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR4196 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4196 visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4196 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR4196:

HR4196 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4196

HR4196 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 HR4196 are provided in the following table:

10h 42m 14s
-64° 27’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4196 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4196 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4196.

Visibility of HR4196 from your location

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

HR4196 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4196

The image below is a photograph of HR4196 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 HR4196 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4196 star
DSS2 image of HR4196. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4196 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4196 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4196 is distant 455.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

139.86 pc
455.94 ly
24 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4196

HR4196 belongs to spectral class B4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4196 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4196. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4196