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HR4462

HR4462 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4462 visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4462 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 HR4462:

5.5
Giant
HR4462 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4462

HR4462 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4462 are provided in the following table:

11h 34m 56s
-49° 08’ 12”
290.29°
11.85°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4462 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4462 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4462.

Visibility of HR4462 from your location

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

HR4462 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4462

The image below is a photograph of HR4462 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 HR4462 is -0.17 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.168 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4462 star
DSS2 image of HR4462. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4462 during the next 1000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.80 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4462 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4462 is distant 207.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

63.61 pc
207.38 ly
-1 km/s
-0.17 arcsec/year
0.168 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4462

HR4462 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.48
K1III
4649K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4462 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4462. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4462

SAO222883
SAO222883