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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
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Altitude: -73.7°   Azimuth: 350.6°   Direction: North

HR4420 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR4420 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4420 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 HR4420:


HR4420 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -73.7°
Azimuth: 350.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4420

HR4420 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 HR4420 are provided in the following table:

11h 27m 58s
-35° 19’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4420 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4420 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4420.

Visibility of HR4420 from your location

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

Today's HR4420 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.3°
Max altitude: 3.2°
Azimuth: 234.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4420

The image below is a photograph of HR4420 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 HR4420 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4420 star
DSS2 image of HR4420. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4420 during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4420 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4420 is distant 1,263.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

387.60 pc
1,263.57 ly
-18 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4420

HR4420 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4420 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4420. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4420