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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -61.1°   Azimuth: 127.7°   Direction: South-East

HR4876 is a variable supergiant star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Crux.

HR4876 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its faintness, HR4876 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4876

Finder chart HR4876 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4876.

HR4876 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 HR4876 are provided in the following table:

12h 51m 17s
-60° 19’ 46”
Image of HR4876 star
DSS2 image of HR4876. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4876 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4876


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4876 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4876. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4876 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4876 is distant 2,990.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

917.43 pc
2,990.83 ly
-21 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4876


Visibility of HR4876 from your location

HR4876 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK