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HR4487 is a star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4487 visual magnitude is 5.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4487 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 HR4487:

HR4487 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4487

HR4487 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 HR4487 are provided in the following table:

11h 38m 07s
-61° 49’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4487 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4487 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4487.

Visibility of HR4487 from your location

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

HR4487 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4487

The image below is a photograph of HR4487 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 HR4487 is -0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4487 star
DSS2 image of HR4487. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4487 during the next 10000 years (-11.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4487 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4487 is distant 296.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

91.07 pc
296.90 ly
4 km/s
-0.071 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4487

HR4487 belongs to spectral class A HR4487 is also a HgMn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4487 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4487. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4487