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HR4872 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4872 visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4872 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 HR4872:

HR4872 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4872

HR4872 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 HR4872 are provided in the following table:

12h 50m 57s
-52° 47’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4872 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4872 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4872.

Visibility of HR4872 from your location

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

HR4872 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4872

The image below is a photograph of HR4872 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 HR4872 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4872 star
DSS2 image of HR4872. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4872 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4872 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4872 is distant 382.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

117.23 pc
382.18 ly
-7 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4872

HR4872 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4872 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4872. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4872