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Altitude: -40.9°   Azimuth: 105.6°   Direction: East-South-East

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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);

Key facts about HR4568


HR4568 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.9°
Azimuth: 105.6°
Direction: East-South-East

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 hemisphere. 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”

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 edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR4568 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.


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