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Altitude: -77.6°   Azimuth: 280.6°   Direction: West

HR4311 is a giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR4311 visual magnitude is 5.67. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4311 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 HR4311 is -0.11 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4311 star
DSS2 image of HR4311. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4311 during the next 1000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.45 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4311


HR4311 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -77.6°
Azimuth: 280.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4311

HR4311 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 HR4311 are provided in the following table:

11h 04m 31s
-47° 40’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4311 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4311 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4311.

Visibility of HR4311 from your location

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

HR4311 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4311 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4311 is distant 278.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

85.54 pc
278.87 ly
-16 km/s
-0.11 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4311

HR4311 belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4311 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4311. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4311