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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -55.0°   Azimuth: 230.2°   Direction: South-West

HR4868 is a bright giant star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Crux.

HR4868 visual magnitude is 6.75. Because of its faintness, HR4868 is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4868

Finder chart HR4868 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4868.

HR4868 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 HR4868 are provided in the following table:

12h 50m 12s
-60° 24’ 02”
Image of HR4868 star
DSS2 image of HR4868. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4868 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4868

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4868 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4868. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4868 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4868 is distant 2,379.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

729.93 pc
2,379.56 ly
-9 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4868


Visibility of HR4868 from your location

HR4868 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom