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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: 35.4°   Azimuth: 16.1°   Direction: North-North-East

HR4659 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR4659 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4659 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 HR4659 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4659 star
DSS2 image of HR4659. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4659 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4659


HR4659 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.4°
Azimuth: 16.1°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4659

HR4659 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4659 are provided in the following table:

12h 15m 08s
+70° 12’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4659 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4659 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4659.

Visibility of HR4659 from your location

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

HR4659 is circumpolar and transits at 02:05 UTC (altitude: 71.3°)

Distance of HR4659 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4659 is distant 467.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

143.47 pc
467.72 ly
-14 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4659

HR4659 belongs to spectral class K2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4659 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4659. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4659