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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -41.9°   Azimuth: 120.3°   Direction: East-South-East

HR4462 is a variable giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Centaurus.

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

Finder chart HR4462 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4462.

HR4462 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 HR4462 are provided in the following table:

11h 34m 56s
-49° 08’ 12”
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);

Key facts about HR4462


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


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

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

Alternative designations of HR4462


Visibility of HR4462 from your location

HR4462 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom