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HR4568

HR4568 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4568 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4568 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 HR4568:

6.13
Hypergiant
HR4568 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4568

HR4568 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 HR4568 are provided in the following table:

11h 55m 54s
-39° 41’ 21”
291.45°
21.94°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4568 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4568 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4568.

Visibility of HR4568 from your location

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

HR4568 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4568

The image below is a photograph of HR4568 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 HR4568 is 0.048 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 HR4568 star
DSS2 image of HR4568. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4568 during the next 10000 years (8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4568 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4568 is distant 484.40 light years from the Sun

148.59 pc
484.40 ly
0.048 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4568

HR4568 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.27
K0III
4695K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4568 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4568. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4568

SAO202950
SAO202950