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

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

HR4472 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4472

HR4472 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 HR4472 are provided in the following table:

11h 36m 22s
-61° 03’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4472 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4472 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4472.

Visibility of HR4472 from your location

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

HR4472 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4472

The image below is a photograph of HR4472 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 HR4472 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR4472

HR4472 belongs to spectral class B2 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

Alternative designations of HR4472