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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:34 | Tran: 19:16 | Set: 20:57
Altitude: -56.2°   Azimuth: 281.1°   Direction: West

HR4612 is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4612 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its faintness, HR4612 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4612

Finder chart HR4612 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4612.

HR4612 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4612 are provided in the following table:

12h 05m 56s
-35° 41’ 38”
Image of HR4612 star
DSS2 image of HR4612. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4612 during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4612


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4612 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4612. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4612 star system properties

HR4612 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4612 double sysyem:

25.4 arcsec

Distance of HR4612 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4612 is distant 727.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

223.21 pc
727.68 ly
-18 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4612


Visibility of HR4612 from your location

Today's HR4612 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.7°
Max altitude: 2.8°
Azimuth: 234.3°