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Altitude: -58.8°   Azimuth: 224.2°   Direction: South-West

HR4204 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4204 visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4204 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 HR4204:


HR4204 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -58.8°
Azimuth: 224.2°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4204

HR4204 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 HR4204 are provided in the following table:

10h 43m 51s
-64° 14’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4204 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4204 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4204.

Visibility of HR4204 from your location

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

HR4204 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4204

The image below is a photograph of HR4204 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 HR4204 is -0.014 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 HR4204 star
DSS2 image of HR4204. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4204 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4204 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4204 is distant 1,009.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

309.60 pc
1,009.29 ly
11 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4204

HR4204 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4204 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4204. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4204