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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

HR4409

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:00 | Tran: 18:35 | Set: 20:10
Altitude: -59.1°   Azimuth: 285.1°   Direction: West-North-West

HR4409 is a double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4409 visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its faintness, HR4409 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4409

Finder chart HR4409 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4409.

HR4409 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 HR4409 are provided in the following table:

11h 25m 29s
-36° 03’ 47”
284.08°
23.64°
Centaurus
Image of HR4409 star
DSS2 image of HR4409. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4409 during the next 1000 years (-1.88 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4409

5.22
Hypergiant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.55
K0III
4767K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4409 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4409. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4409 star system properties

HR4409 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4409 double sysyem:

5.22
9.82
4.6
1.3 arcsec

Distance of HR4409 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4409 is distant 280.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

85.91 pc
280.07 ly
4 km/s
-0.113 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4409

SAO202428
SAO202428

Visibility of HR4409 from your location

Today's HR4409 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.1°
Max altitude: 2.5°
Azimuth: 233.9°