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Altitude: -35.5°   Azimuth: 141.7°   Direction: South-East

HR4342 is a giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4342 visual magnitude is 6.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4342 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 HR4342:


HR4342 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.5°
Azimuth: 141.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4342

HR4342 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 HR4342 are provided in the following table:

11h 10m 54s
-58° 27’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4342 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4342 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4342.

Visibility of HR4342 from your location

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

HR4342 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4342

The image below is a photograph of HR4342 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 HR4342 is -0.036 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 HR4342 star
DSS2 image of HR4342. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4342 during the next 10000 years (-6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4342 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4342 is distant 1,044.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

320.51 pc
1,044.87 ly
17 km/s
-0.036 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4342

HR4342 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4342 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4342. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4342