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HR4672 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR4672 visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4672 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 HR4672:

HR4672 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 39°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4672

HR4672 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4672 are provided in the following table:

12h 17m 29s
+53° 11’ 27”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4672 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4672 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4672.

Visibility of HR4672 from your location

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

HR4672 is circumpolar and transits at 12:18 UTC (altitude: 88.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4672

The image below is a photograph of HR4672 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 HR4672 is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4672 star
DSS2 image of HR4672. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4672 during the next 10000 years (5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4672 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4672 is distant 381.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

117.10 pc
381.73 ly
-41 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4672

HR4672 belongs to spectral class K6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4672 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4672. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4672