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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Altitude: -30.4°   Azimuth: 253.0°   Direction: West-South-West

HR4469 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR4469 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4469 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 HR4469 is 0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4469 star
DSS2 image of HR4469. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4469 during the next 10000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4469


HR4469 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.4°
Azimuth: 253.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4469

HR4469 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 HR4469 are provided in the following table:

11h 36m 34s
-33° 34’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4469 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4469 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4469.

Visibility of HR4469 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 HR4469 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: 123.6°
Max altitude: 5.0°
Azimuth: 236.4°

Distance of HR4469 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4469 is distant 352.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

108.11 pc
352.43 ly
42 km/s
0.04 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4469

HR4469 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4469 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4469. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4469 star system properties

HR4469 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4469 double sysyem:

3.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4469