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HR4837 is a giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR4837 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4837 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 HR4837:

HR4837 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 17°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4837

HR4837 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 HR4837 are provided in the following table:

12h 43m 38s
-01° 34’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4837 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4837 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4837.

Visibility of HR4837 from your location

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

Today's HR4837 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.6°
Max altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 268.4°
HR4837 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4837

The image below is a photograph of HR4837 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 HR4837 is 0.05 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.076 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4837 star
DSS2 image of HR4837. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4837 during the next 10000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4837 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4837 is distant 228.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

70.13 pc
228.61 ly
1 km/s
0.05 arcsec/year
-0.076 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4837

HR4837 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4837 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4837. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4837