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HR4597 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Musca.

HR4597 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4597 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 HR4597:

HR4597 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4597

HR4597 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 HR4597 are provided in the following table:

12h 02m 37s
-69° 11’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4597 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4597 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4597.

Visibility of HR4597 from your location

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

HR4597 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4597

The image below is a photograph of HR4597 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 HR4597 is -0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4597 star
DSS2 image of HR4597. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4597 during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4597 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4597 is distant 308.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

94.61 pc
308.42 ly
8 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4597

HR4597 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4597 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4597. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4597