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Altitude: -56.8°   Azimuth: 238.3°   Direction: West-South-West

HR4848 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Crux.

HR4848 visual magnitude is 4.65. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4848 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 HR4848:


HR4848 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -56.8°
Azimuth: 238.3°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4848

HR4848 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 HR4848 are provided in the following table:

12h 46m 22s
-56° 29’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4848 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4848 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4848.

Visibility of HR4848 from your location

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

HR4848 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4848

The image below is a photograph of HR4848 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 HR4848 is -0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4848 star
DSS2 image of HR4848. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4848 during the next 10000 years (-6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4848 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4848 is distant 395.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

121.36 pc
395.63 ly
17 km/s
-0.036 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4848

HR4848 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4848 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4848. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4848 star system properties

HR4848 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 HR4848 double sysyem:

52.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4848