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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:50 south
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Altitude: -30.3°   Azimuth: 337.9°   Direction: North-North-West

HR4854 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR4854 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4854 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 HR4854:


HR4854 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.3°
Azimuth: 337.9°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4854

HR4854 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 HR4854 are provided in the following table:

12h 47m 02s
+05° 57’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4854 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4854 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4854.

Visibility of HR4854 from your location

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

Today's HR4854 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.0°
Max altitude: 44.5°
Azimuth: 276.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4854

The image below is a photograph of HR4854 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 HR4854 is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4854 star
DSS2 image of HR4854. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4854 during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4854 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4854 is distant 523.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

160.51 pc
523.27 ly
16 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4854

HR4854 belongs to spectral class A0 HR4854 is also a SrEuCr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4854 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4854. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4854