We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Donate now and help us to keep this site free and ad-free!
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:49  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
wb_twilight Astronomical TwilightWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Ursa Major » 


Altitude: -4.5°   Azimuth: 357.8°   Direction: North

HR4256 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR4256 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4256 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 HR4256:


HR4256 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -4.5°
Azimuth: 357.8°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4256

HR4256 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 HR4256 are provided in the following table:

10h 54m 58s
+34° 02’ 04”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4256 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4256 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4256.

Visibility of HR4256 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 HR4256 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: 56.0°
Max altitude: 72.6°
Azimuth: 304.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4256

The image below is a photograph of HR4256 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 HR4256 is -0.06 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.049 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4256 star
DSS2 image of HR4256. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4256 during the next 10000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4256 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4256 is distant 304.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

93.55 pc
304.96 ly
-28 km/s
-0.06 arcsec/year
-0.049 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4256

HR4256 belongs to spectral class G7


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4256 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4256. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4256