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HR4508 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4508 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4508 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 HR4508:

HR4508 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4508

HR4508 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 HR4508 are provided in the following table:

11h 43m 27s
-37° 11’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4508 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4508 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4508.

Visibility of HR4508 from your location

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

Today's HR4508 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.2°
Max altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 232.8°
HR4508 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4508

The image below is a photograph of HR4508 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 HR4508 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4508 star
DSS2 image of HR4508. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4508 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4508 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4508 is distant 598.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

183.49 pc
598.17 ly
36 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4508

HR4508 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4508 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4508. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4508