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HR4725 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Coma Berenices.

HR4725 visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4725 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 HR4725:

HR4725 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 52°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4725

HR4725 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4725 are provided in the following table:

12h 25m 15s
+23° 55’ 33”
Coma Berenices

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4725 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4725 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4725.

Visibility of HR4725 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 HR4725 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: 66.1°
Max altitude: 62.4°
Azimuth: 293.9°
HR4725 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4725

The image below is a photograph of HR4725 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 HR4725 is 0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4725 star
DSS2 image of HR4725. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4725 during the next 10000 years (9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4725 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4725 is distant 496.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

152.44 pc
496.95 ly
-5 km/s
0.058 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4725

HR4725 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4725 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4725. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4725