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

HR4868 visual magnitude is 6.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4868 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 HR4868:

Bright giant
HR4868 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4868

HR4868 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 HR4868 are provided in the following table:

12h 50m 12s
-60° 24’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4868 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4868 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4868.

Visibility of HR4868 from your location

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

HR4868 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4868

The image below is a photograph of HR4868 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 HR4868 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR4868

HR4868 belongs to spectral class A3 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

Alternative designations of HR4868