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HR4879 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4879 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4879 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 HR4879:

HR4879 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4879

HR4879 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 HR4879 are provided in the following table:

12h 51m 56s
-39° 40’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4879 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4879 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4879.

Visibility of HR4879 from your location

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

HR4879 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4879

The image below is a photograph of HR4879 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 HR4879 is -0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4879 star
DSS2 image of HR4879. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4879 during the next 10000 years (-5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4879 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4879 is distant 465.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

142.65 pc
465.05 ly
5 km/s
-0.035 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4879

HR4879 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4879 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4879. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4879