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HR4263

Altitude: -79.3°   Azimuth: 326.6°   Direction: North-North-West

HR4263 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR4263 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4263 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4263 is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4263 star
DSS2 image of HR4263. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4263 during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4263

6.11
Hypergiant

HR4263 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -79.3°
Azimuth: 326.6°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4263

HR4263 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 HR4263 are provided in the following table:

10h 55m 00s
-42° 15’ 03”
280.98°
15.6°
Vela

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4263 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4263 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4263.

Visibility of HR4263 from your location

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

HR4263 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4263 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4263 is distant 495.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

151.98 pc
495.44 ly
22 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4263

HR4263 belongs to spectral class A0 HR4263 is also a SiCr chemically peculiar star.

0.20
A0
11247K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4263 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4263. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4263

SAO222422
SAO222422