We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -26.4°   Azimuth: 186.6°   Direction: South

HR4196 is a main-sequence star of spectral class B4 in the constellation of Carina.

HR4196 visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4196 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4196

Finder chart HR4196 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4196.

HR4196 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. 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”
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);

Key facts about HR4196


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

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

Alternative designations of HR4196


Visibility of HR4196 from your location

HR4196 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK