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HR4885 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4885 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4885 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 HR4885:

HR4885 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4885

HR4885 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 HR4885 are provided in the following table:

12h 53m 03s
-54° 57’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4885 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4885 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4885.

Visibility of HR4885 from your location

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

HR4885 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4885

The image below is a photograph of HR4885 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 HR4885 is -0.119 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4885 star
DSS2 image of HR4885. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4885 during the next 1000 years (-1.98 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.18 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4885 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4885 is distant 378.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

116.14 pc
378.63 ly
-9 km/s
-0.119 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4885

HR4885 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4885 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4885. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4885