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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -68.4°   Azimuth: 160.9°   Direction: South-South-East

HR4262 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4262 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4262 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4262 is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4262 star
DSS2 image of HR4262. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4262 during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4262


HR4262 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -68.4°
Azimuth: 160.9°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4262

HR4262 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 HR4262 are provided in the following table:

10h 53m 41s
-70° 43’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4262 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4262 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4262.

Visibility of HR4262 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR4262 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4262 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4262 is distant 776.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

238.10 pc
776.19 ly
6 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4262

HR4262 belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4262 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4262. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4262 star system properties

HR4262 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4262 double sysyem:

1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4262