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HR4741

HR4741 is a giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR4741 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4741 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 HR4741:

6.37
Giant
HR4741 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 21°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4741

HR4741 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 HR4741 are provided in the following table:

12h 27m 42s
+08° 36’ 37”
284.96°
70.65°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4741 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4741 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4741.

Visibility of HR4741 from your location

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

Today's HR4741 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.4°
Max altitude: 47.1°
Azimuth: 278.6°
HR4741 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4741

The image below is a photograph of HR4741 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 HR4741 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4741 star
DSS2 image of HR4741. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4741 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4741 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4741 is distant 718.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

220.26 pc
718.06 ly
-6 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4741

HR4741 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.34
G8III
4917K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4741 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4741. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4741

SAO119413
SAO119413