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Altitude: -37.2°   Azimuth: 143.3°   Direction: South-East

HR4200 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4200 visual magnitude is 4.57. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4200 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 HR4200:


HR4200 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.2°
Azimuth: 143.3°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4200

HR4200 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 HR4200 are provided in the following table:

10h 43m 32s
-60° 34’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4200 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4200 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4200.

Visibility of HR4200 from your location

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

HR4200 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4200

The image below is a photograph of HR4200 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 HR4200 is -0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4200 star
DSS2 image of HR4200. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4200 during the next 10000 years (-5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4200 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4200 is distant 1,065.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

326.80 pc
1,065.36 ly
9 km/s
-0.032 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4200

HR4200 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4200 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4200. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4200