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


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -35.9°   Azimuth: 214.4°   Direction: South-West

HR4472 is a sub-giant star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4472 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its faintness, HR4472 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 HR4472

Finder chart HR4472 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4472.

HR4472 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 HR4472 are provided in the following table:

11h 36m 22s
-61° 03’ 07”
Image of HR4472 star
DSS2 image of HR4472. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4472 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4472


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4472 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4472. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4472 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4472 is distant 1,461.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

448.43 pc
1,461.88 ly
11 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4472


Visibility of HR4472 from your location

HR4472 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom