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Altitude: -23.3°   Azimuth: 178.1°   Direction: South

HR4266 is a double giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4266 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4266 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 HR4266:


HR4266 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.3°
Azimuth: 178.1°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4266

HR4266 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 HR4266 are provided in the following table:

10h 54m 29s
-61° 49’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4266 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4266 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4266.

Visibility of HR4266 from your location

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

HR4266 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4266

The image below is a photograph of HR4266 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 HR4266 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4266 star
DSS2 image of HR4266. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4266 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4266 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4266 is distant 1,663.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

510.20 pc
1,663.27 ly
-3 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4266

HR4266 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4266 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4266. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4266 star system properties

HR4266 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4266 double sysyem:

7.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4266