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Altitude: -24.7°   Azimuth: 176.7°   Direction: South

HR4729 is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Crux.

HR4729 visual magnitude is 4.86. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4729 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR4729:


HR4729 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.7°
Azimuth: 176.7°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4729

HR4729 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 HR4729 are provided in the following table:

12h 26m 30s
-63° 07’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4729 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4729 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4729.

Visibility of HR4729 from your location

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

HR4729 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4729

The image below is a photograph of HR4729 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 HR4729 is -0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4729 star
DSS2 image of HR4729. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4729 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR4729

HR4729 belongs to spectral class B4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


HR4729 star system properties

HR4729 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 HR4729 double sysyem:

4.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4729