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Altitude: -27.2°   Azimuth: 169.2°   Direction: South

HR4653 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Crux.

HR4653 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4653 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4653 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4653 star
DSS2 image of HR4653. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4653 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4653


HR4653 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -27.2°
Azimuth: 169.2°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4653

HR4653 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 HR4653 are provided in the following table:

12h 14m 16s
-64° 24’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4653 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4653 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4653.

Visibility of HR4653 from your location

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

HR4653 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4653 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4653 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
-7 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4653

HR4653 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4653 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4653. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4653