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Altitude: -33.8°   Azimuth: 181.5°   Direction: South

HR4406 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Musca.

HR4406 visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4406 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 HR4406 is -0.03 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 HR4406 star
DSS2 image of HR4406. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4406 during the next 10000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4406


HR4406 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.8°
Azimuth: 181.5°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4406

HR4406 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 HR4406 are provided in the following table:

11h 24m 11s
-72° 15’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4406 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4406 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4406.

Visibility of HR4406 from your location

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

HR4406 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4406 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4406 is distant 883.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

271.00 pc
883.47 ly
2 km/s
-0.03 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4406

HR4406 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4406 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4406. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4406