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Altitude: 39.1°   Azimuth: 169.9°   Direction: South

HR4244 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Leo.

HR4244 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4244 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 HR4244:


HR4244 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 39.1°
Azimuth: 169.9°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4244

HR4244 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 HR4244 are provided in the following table:

10h 52m 13s
+01° 01’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4244 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4244 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4244.

Visibility of HR4244 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 HR4244 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: 89.0°
Max altitude: 39.5°
Azimuth: 271.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4244

The image below is a photograph of HR4244 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 HR4244 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4244 star
DSS2 image of HR4244. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4244 during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4244 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4244 is distant 1,044.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

320.51 pc
1,044.87 ly
-13 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4244

HR4244 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 HR4244 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4244. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4244 star system properties

HR4244 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4244 double sysyem:

39.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4244