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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -50.2°   Azimuth: 40.2°   Direction: North-East

HR4214 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR4214 visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4214 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 HR4214:


HR4214 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -50.2°
Azimuth: 40.2°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4214

HR4214 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4214 are provided in the following table:

10h 46m 51s
-17° 17’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4214 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4214 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4214.

Visibility of HR4214 from your location

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

Today's HR4214 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.3°
Max altitude: 21.2°
Azimuth: 252.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4214

The image below is a photograph of HR4214 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 HR4214 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4214 star
DSS2 image of HR4214. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4214 during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4214 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4214 is distant 219.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

67.20 pc
219.09 ly
-14 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4214

HR4214 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4214 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4214. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4214