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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 22.3°   Azimuth: 34.3°   Direction: North-East

HR4474 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR4474 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4474 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4474 is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4474 star
DSS2 image of HR4474. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4474 during the next 10000 years (-7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4474


HR4474 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.3°
Azimuth: 34.3°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4474

HR4474 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4474 are provided in the following table:

11h 37m 53s
+50° 37’ 05”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4474 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4474 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4474.

Visibility of HR4474 from your location

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

HR4474 is circumpolar and transits at 01:28 UTC (altitude: 89.1°)

Distance of HR4474 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4474 is distant 461.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

141.44 pc
461.10 ly
-4 km/s
-0.047 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4474

HR4474 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4474 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4474. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4474