Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
Please donate now to help keep TheSkyLive ads-free. This site cannot run without your voluntary donations.
🌎  Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR4497

HR4497 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4497 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4497 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 HR4497:

5.96
Giant
HR4497 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4497

HR4497 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 HR4497 are provided in the following table:

11h 40m 42s
-53° 58’ 06”
292.55°
7.47°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4497 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4497 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4497.

Visibility of HR4497 from your location

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

HR4497 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4497

The image below is a photograph of HR4497 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 HR4497 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4497 star
DSS2 image of HR4497. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4497 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4497 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4497 is distant 1,065.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

326.80 pc
1,065.36 ly
-12 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4497

HR4497 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.61
M1III
3568K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4497 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4497. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4497

SAO239284
SAO239284