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]


HR4499 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4499 visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4499 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR4499:

HR4499 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4499

HR4499 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 HR4499 are provided in the following table:

11h 40m 53s
-62° 05’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4499 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4499 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4499.

Visibility of HR4499 from your location

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

HR4499 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4499

The image below is a photograph of HR4499 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 HR4499 is -0.02 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 HR4499 star
DSS2 image of HR4499. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4499 during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4499 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4499 is distant 729.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

223.71 pc
729.31 ly
14 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4499

HR4499 belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4499 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4499. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4499