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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 27.9°   Azimuth: 222.9°   Direction: South-West

HR4253 is a giant star in the constellation of Leo.

HR4253 visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4253 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 HR4253:


HR4253 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 27.9°
Azimuth: 222.9°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4253

HR4253 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 HR4253 are provided in the following table:

10h 53m 43s
-02° 07’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4253 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4253 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4253.

Visibility of HR4253 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 HR4253 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: 92.1°
Max altitude: 36.4°
Azimuth: 267.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4253

The image below is a photograph of HR4253 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 HR4253 is -0.084 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 HR4253 star
DSS2 image of HR4253. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4253 during the next 10000 years (-14.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4253 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4253 is distant 311.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

95.69 pc
311.96 ly
15 km/s
-0.084 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4253

HR4253 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4253 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4253. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4253