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HR4880 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

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

HR4880 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4880

HR4880 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 HR4880 are provided in the following table:

12h 52m 05s
-48° 05’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4880 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4880 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4880.

Visibility of HR4880 from your location

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

HR4880 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4880

The image below is a photograph of HR4880 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 HR4880 is -0.06 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR4880

HR4880 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 HR4880 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of HR4880