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HR4601 is a giant star in the constellation of Musca.

HR4601 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4601 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 HR4601:

HR4601 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4601

HR4601 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 HR4601 are provided in the following table:

12h 03m 44s
-74° 12’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4601 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4601 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4601.

Visibility of HR4601 from your location

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

HR4601 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4601

The image below is a photograph of HR4601 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 HR4601 is -0.027 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 HR4601 star
DSS2 image of HR4601. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4601 during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4601 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4601 is distant 920.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

282.49 pc
920.90 ly
9 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4601

HR4601 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4601 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4601. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4601