HR4796 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.
HR4796 visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4796 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 HR4796:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4796
HR4796 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 HR4796 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4796 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4796 from your location
HR4796 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4796
The image below is a photograph of HR4796 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 HR4796 is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4796 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4796 is distant 218.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4796
HR4796 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4796 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR4796 star system properties
HR4796 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4796 double sysyem: