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HR4702

HR4702 is a giant star in the constellation of Crux.

HR4702 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4702 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 HR4702:

5.92
Giant
HR4702 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4702

HR4702 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4702 are provided in the following table:

12h 21m 57s
-56° 22’ 28”
298.83°
6.26°
Crux

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4702 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4702 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4702.

Visibility of HR4702 from your location

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

HR4702 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4702

The image below is a photograph of HR4702 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 HR4702 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4702 star
DSS2 image of HR4702. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4702 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4702 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4702 is distant 1,743.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

534.76 pc
1,743.32 ly
-1 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4702

HR4702 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.72
K4III
3691K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4702 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4702. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4702

SAO239880
SAO239880