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HR4502 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4502 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4502 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 HR4502:

HR4502 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4502

HR4502 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 HR4502 are provided in the following table:

11h 41m 19s
-43° 05’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4502 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4502 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4502.

Visibility of HR4502 from your location

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

HR4502 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4502

The image below is a photograph of HR4502 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 HR4502 is -0.082 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4502 star
DSS2 image of HR4502. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4502 during the next 10000 years (-13.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4502 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4502 is distant 209.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

64.18 pc
209.24 ly
8 km/s
-0.082 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4502

HR4502 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4502 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4502. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4502