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Altitude: -87.8°   Azimuth: 100.1°   Direction: East

HR4296 is a double giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR4296 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4296 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 HR4296 is -0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4296 star
DSS2 image of HR4296. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4296 during the next 10000 years (-6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4296


HR4296 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -87.8°
Azimuth: 100.1°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4296

HR4296 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 HR4296 are provided in the following table:

11h 00m 08s
-51° 49’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4296 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4296 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4296.

Visibility of HR4296 from your location

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

HR4296 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4296 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4296 is distant 195.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

59.88 pc
195.21 ly
14 km/s
-0.038 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4296

HR4296 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4296 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4296. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4296 star system properties

HR4296 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4296 double sysyem:

10.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4296