HR4242 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
HR4242 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4242 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 HR4242:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4242
HR4242 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4242 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4242 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4242 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR4242 is circumpolar and transits at 22:51 UTC (altitude: 89.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4242
The image below is a photograph of HR4242 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 HR4242 is -0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4242 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4242 is distant 314.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4242
HR4242 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4242 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.