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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 27.5°   Azimuth: 206.5°   Direction: South-South-West

HR4598 is a star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR4598 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4598 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 HR4598:


HR4598 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 27.5°
Azimuth: 206.5°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4598

HR4598 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 HR4598 are provided in the following table:

12h 02m 51s
-07° 41’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4598 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4598 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4598.

Visibility of HR4598 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 HR4598 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: 97.7°
Max altitude: 30.8°
Azimuth: 262.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4598

The image below is a photograph of HR4598 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 HR4598 is -0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4598 star
DSS2 image of HR4598. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4598 during the next 10000 years (-6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4598 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4598 is distant 710.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

217.86 pc
710.24 ly
-8 km/s
-0.036 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4598

HR4598 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4598 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4598. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4598