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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:08 south
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Altitude: -13.0°   Azimuth: 261.5°   Direction: West

HR4252 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Crater.

HR4252 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4252 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 HR4252:


HR4252 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.0°
Azimuth: 261.5°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4252

HR4252 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 HR4252 are provided in the following table:

10h 53m 32s
-15° 26’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4252 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4252 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4252.

Visibility of HR4252 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 HR4252 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: 105.4°
Max altitude: 23.1°
Azimuth: 254.6°
HR4252 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4252

The image below is a photograph of HR4252 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 HR4252 is 0.067 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4252 star
DSS2 image of HR4252. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4252 during the next 10000 years (11.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4252 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4252 is distant 250.58 light years from the Sun

76.86 pc
250.58 ly
0.067 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4252

HR4252 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4252 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4252. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4252