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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -51.3°   Azimuth: 230.0°   Direction: South-West

HR4768 is a variable supergiant star of spectral class F7 in the constellation of Crux.

HR4768 visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its faintness, HR4768 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4768

Finder chart HR4768 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4768.

HR4768 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 HR4768 are provided in the following table:

12h 31m 40s
-59° 25’ 26”
Image of HR4768 star
DSS2 image of HR4768. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4768 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4768


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4768 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4768. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4768 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4768 is distant 1,680.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

515.46 pc
1,680.41 ly
-20 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4768


Visibility of HR4768 from your location

HR4768 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom