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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -55.6°   Azimuth: 126.7°   Direction: South-East

HR4257 is a variable and multiple giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Carina.

HR4257 visual magnitude is 3.78. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4257 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4257

Finder chart HR4257 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4257.

HR4257 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4257 are provided in the following table:

10h 53m 29s
-58° 51’ 11”
Image of HR4257 star
DSS2 image of HR4257. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4257 during the next 10000 years (11.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4257


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4257 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4257. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4257 star system properties

HR4257 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4257 double sysyem:

153.9 arcsec

Distance of HR4257 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4257 is distant 96.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

29.66 pc
96.71 ly
8 km/s
0.067 arcsec/year
0.03 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4257

Gl 404.1

Visibility of HR4257 from your location

HR4257 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK