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HR4397 is a giant star in the constellation of Chamaeleon.

HR4397 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4397 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 HR4397:

HR4397 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4397

HR4397 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4397 are provided in the following table:

11h 21m 57s
-77° 36’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4397 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4397 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4397.

Visibility of HR4397 from your location

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

HR4397 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4397

The image below is a photograph of HR4397 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 HR4397 is -0.081 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4397 star
DSS2 image of HR4397. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4397 during the next 10000 years (-13.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4397 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4397 is distant 243.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

74.63 pc
243.28 ly
-6 km/s
-0.081 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4397

HR4397 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4397 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4397. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4397