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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -43.9°   Azimuth: 116.7°   Direction: East-South-East

HR4880 is a hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4880 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its faintness, HR4880 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 HR4880

Finder chart HR4880 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4880.

HR4880 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 HR4880 are provided in the following table:

12h 52m 05s
-48° 05’ 39”
Image of HR4880 star
DSS2 image of HR4880. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4880 during the next 10000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4880


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4880 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4880. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4880 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4880 is distant 478.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

146.84 pc
478.71 ly
-2 km/s
-0.06 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4880


Visibility of HR4880 from your location

HR4880 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom