HR4712 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.
HR4712 visual magnitude is 5.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4712 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 HR4712:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4712
HR4712 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 HR4712 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4712 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4712 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4712
The image below is a photograph of HR4712 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 HR4712 is -0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4712 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4712 is distant 408.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4712
HR4712 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4712 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.