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Altitude: -23.9°   Azimuth: 158.0°   Direction: South-South-East

HR4706 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Crux.

HR4706 visual magnitude is 5.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4706 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 HR4706:


HR4706 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.9°
Azimuth: 158.0°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4706

HR4706 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 HR4706 are provided in the following table:

12h 22m 49s
-57° 40’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4706 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4706 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4706.

Visibility of HR4706 from your location

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

HR4706 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4706

The image below is a photograph of HR4706 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 HR4706 is -0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4706 star
DSS2 image of HR4706. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4706 during the next 10000 years (-7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4706 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4706 is distant 341.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

104.82 pc
341.72 ly
-5 km/s
-0.046 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4706

HR4706 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4706 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4706. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4706