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Altitude: -64.2°   Azimuth: 194.9°   Direction: South-South-West

HR4279 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4279 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4279 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 HR4279:

Bright giant

HR4279 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -64.2°
Azimuth: 194.9°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4279

HR4279 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4279 are provided in the following table:

10h 57m 15s
-75° 05’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4279 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4279 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4279.

Visibility of HR4279 from your location

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

HR4279 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4279

The image below is a photograph of HR4279 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 HR4279 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4279 star
DSS2 image of HR4279. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4279 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4279 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4279 is distant 2,345.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

719.42 pc
2,345.32 ly
8 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4279

HR4279 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4279 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4279. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4279