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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 13:43 | Tran: 18:19 | Set: 22:54
Altitude: -7.0°   Azimuth: 106.6°   Direction: East-South-East

HR4297 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Crater.

HR4297 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its faintness, HR4297 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4297

Finder chart HR4297 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4297.

HR4297 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4297 are provided in the following table:

11h 00m 57s
-15° 47’ 34”
Image of HR4297 star
DSS2 image of HR4297. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4297 during the next 10000 years (9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4297



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4297 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4297. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4297 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4297 is distant 571.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

175.44 pc
571.93 ly
-5 km/s
0.055 arcsec/year
-0.04 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4297


Visibility of HR4297 from your location

Today's HR4297 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.8°
Max altitude: 22.7°
Azimuth: 254.2°