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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -68.4°   Azimuth: 198.6°   Direction: South-South-West

HR4212 is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4212 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4212 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4212 is -0.06 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4212 star
DSS2 image of HR4212. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4212 during the next 10000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4212


HR4212 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -68.4°
Azimuth: 198.6°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4212

HR4212 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 HR4212 are provided in the following table:

10h 44m 32s
-70° 51’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4212 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4212 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4212.

Visibility of HR4212 from your location

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

HR4212 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4212 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4212 is distant 354.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

108.70 pc
354.35 ly
15 km/s
-0.06 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4212

HR4212 belongs to spectral class A6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4212 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4212. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4212 star system properties

HR4212 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4212 double sysyem:

63 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4212