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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -80.5°   Azimuth: 226.2°   Direction: South-West

HR4226 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4226 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4226 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 HR4226 is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4226 star
DSS2 image of HR4226. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4226 during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4226

Bright giant

HR4226 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -80.5°
Azimuth: 226.2°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4226

HR4226 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 HR4226 are provided in the following table:

10h 47m 38s
-57° 28’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4226 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4226 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4226.

Visibility of HR4226 from your location

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

HR4226 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4226 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4226 is distant 2,762.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

847.46 pc
2,762.71 ly
2 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4226

HR4226 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4226 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4226. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4226