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HR4862

Altitude: -33.5°   Azimuth: 180.0°   Direction: South

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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);

Key facts about HR4862

5.55
Supergiant

HR4862 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.5°
Azimuth: 180.0°
Direction: South

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 hemisphere. 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”
302.8°
-9.11°
Musca

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 edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR4862 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

-0.49
G8I
4368K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4862 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of HR4862

SAO256983
SAO256983