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HR4476

Altitude: -82.2°   Azimuth: 294.2°   Direction: West-North-West

HR4476 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4476 visual magnitude is 5.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4476 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4476 is -0.072 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4476 star
DSS2 image of HR4476. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4476 during the next 10000 years (-12.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4476

5.44
Giant

HR4476 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -82.2°
Azimuth: 294.2°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4476

HR4476 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 HR4476 are provided in the following table:

11h 37m 33s
-47° 44’ 49”
290.29°
13.3°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4476 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4476 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4476.

Visibility of HR4476 from your location

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

HR4476 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4476 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4476 is distant 363.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

111.36 pc
363.03 ly
-1 km/s
-0.072 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4476

HR4476 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.21
K2III
4232K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4476 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4476. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4476

SAO222917
SAO222917