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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13


HR4862 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Musca.

HR4862 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4862 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 HR4862:

HR4862 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4862

HR4862 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 HR4862 are provided in the following table:

12h 49m 44s
-71° 59’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4862 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4862 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4862.

Visibility of HR4862 from your location

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

HR4862 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4862

The image below is a photograph of HR4862 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 HR4862 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4862 star
DSS2 image of HR4862. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4862 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4862 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4862 is distant 525.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

161.29 pc
525.81 ly
-7 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4862

HR4862 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4862 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4862. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4862