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HR4463 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4463 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4463 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 HR4463:

HR4463 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4463

HR4463 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 HR4463 are provided in the following table:

11h 35m 13s
-47° 22’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4463 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4463 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4463.

Visibility of HR4463 from your location

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

HR4463 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4463

The image below is a photograph of HR4463 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 HR4463 is -0.089 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4463 star
DSS2 image of HR4463. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4463 during the next 10000 years (-14.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4463 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4463 is distant 652.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

200.00 pc
652.00 ly
18 km/s
-0.089 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4463

HR4463 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4463 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4463. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4463 star system properties

HR4463 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4463 double sysyem:

6.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4463