HR4396 is a double giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.
HR4396 visual magnitude is 5. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4396 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR4396:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4396
HR4396 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 HR4396 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4396 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4396 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR4396 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4396
The image below is a photograph of HR4396 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 HR4396 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4396 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4396 is distant 857.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4396
HR4396 belongs to spectral class K6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4396 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR4396 star system properties
HR4396 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 HR4396 double sysyem: