HR4874 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.
HR4874 visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4874 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR4874:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4874
HR4874 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 HR4874 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4874 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4874 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4874
The image below is a photograph of HR4874 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 HR4874 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4874 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4874 is distant 388.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4874
HR4874 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4874 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR4874 star system properties
HR4874 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4874 double sysyem: