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HR4596 is a giant star in the constellation of Musca.

HR4596 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4596 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 HR4596:

HR4596 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4596

HR4596 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 HR4596 are provided in the following table:

12h 02m 28s
-71° 29’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4596 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4596 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4596.

Visibility of HR4596 from your location

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

HR4596 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4596

The image below is a photograph of HR4596 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 HR4596 is -0.064 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4596 star
DSS2 image of HR4596. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4596 during the next 10000 years (-10.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4596 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4596 is distant 420.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

129.03 pc
420.65 ly
-9 km/s
-0.064 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4596

HR4596 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4596 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4596. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4596