HR4617 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Musca.
HR4617 visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4617 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 HR4617:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4617
HR4617 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4617 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4617 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4617 from your location
HR4617 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4617
The image below is a photograph of HR4617 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 HR4617 is -0.098 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4617 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4617 is distant 437.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4617
HR4617 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4617 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.