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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 11.3°   Azimuth: 299.6°   Direction: West-North-West

HR4698 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Coma Berenices.

HR4698 visual magnitude is 7.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4698 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4698 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.114 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4698 star
DSS2 image of HR4698. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4698 during the next 1000 years (-0.02 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.90 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4698


HR4698 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 11.3°
Azimuth: 299.6°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4698

HR4698 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 HR4698 are provided in the following table:

12h 20m 41s
+27° 03’ 16”
Coma Berenices

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4698 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4698 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4698.

Visibility of HR4698 from your location

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

Today's HR4698 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.9°
Max altitude: 65.6°
Azimuth: 297.1°

Distance of HR4698 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4698 is distant 301.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

92.34 pc
301.02 ly
-15 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.114 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4698

HR4698 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4698 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4698. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4698 star system properties

HR4698 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4698 double sysyem:

8.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4698