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Altitude: -75.2°   Azimuth: 139.5°   Direction: South-East

HR4290 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4290 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4290 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 HR4290:


HR4290 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -75.2°
Azimuth: 139.5°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4290

HR4290 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 HR4290 are provided in the following table:

10h 59m 13s
-61° 19’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4290 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4290 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4290.

Visibility of HR4290 from your location

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

HR4290 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4290

The image below is a photograph of HR4290 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 HR4290 is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4290 star
DSS2 image of HR4290. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4290 during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4290 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4290 is distant 362.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

111.23 pc
362.63 ly
16 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4290

HR4290 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4290 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4290. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4290 star system properties

HR4290 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 HR4290 double sysyem:

4.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4290