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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: -32.4°   Azimuth: 296.9°   Direction: West-North-West

HR4587 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR4587 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4587 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 HR4587 is 0.126 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.476 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4587 star
DSS2 image of HR4587. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4587 during the next 1000 years (2.10 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.93 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4587


HR4587 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -32.4°
Azimuth: 296.9°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4587

HR4587 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4587 are provided in the following table:

12h 00m 44s
-10° 26’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4587 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4587 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4587.

Visibility of HR4587 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 HR4587 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: 100.4°
Max altitude: 28.1°
Azimuth: 259.6°

Distance of HR4587 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4587 is distant 42.08 light years from the Sun

12.91 pc
42.08 ly
0.126 arcsec/year
-0.476 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4587

HR4587 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4587 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4587. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4587