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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -71.9°   Azimuth: 160.6°   Direction: South-South-East

HR4379 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR4379 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4379 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 HR4379 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4379 star
DSS2 image of HR4379. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4379 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4379


HR4379 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -71.9°
Azimuth: 160.6°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4379

HR4379 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 HR4379 are provided in the following table:

11h 17m 18s
-67° 49’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4379 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4379 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4379.

Visibility of HR4379 from your location

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

HR4379 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4379 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4379 is distant 1,697.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

520.83 pc
1,697.92 ly
26 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4379

HR4379 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4379 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4379. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4379 star system properties

HR4379 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 HR4379 double sysyem:

34.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4379