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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -74.5°   Azimuth: 143.9°   Direction: South-East

HR4541 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4541 visual magnitude is 5.7. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4541 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4541 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4541 star
DSS2 image of HR4541. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4541 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4541


HR4541 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -74.5°
Azimuth: 143.9°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4541

HR4541 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 HR4541 are provided in the following table:

11h 50m 27s
-62° 38’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4541 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4541 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4541.

Visibility of HR4541 from your location

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

HR4541 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4541 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4541 is distant 3,075.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

943.40 pc
3,075.47 ly
-10 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4541

HR4541 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4541 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4541. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4541