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HR4892

Altitude: 50.6°   Azimuth: 349.6°   Direction: North

HR4892 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR4892 visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4892 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 HR4892:

5.85
Hypergiant

HR4892 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 50.6°
Azimuth: 349.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4892

HR4892 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4892 are provided in the following table:

12h 49m 06s
+83° 25’ 05”
123.01°
33.71°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4892 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4892 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4892.

Visibility of HR4892 from your location

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

HR4892 is circumpolar and transits at 19:29 UTC (altitude: 58.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4892

The image below is a photograph of HR4892 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 HR4892 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4892 star
DSS2 image of HR4892. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4892 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4892 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4892 is distant 222.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

68.12 pc
222.07 ly
1 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4892

HR4892 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.

1.68
A0V
10941K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4892 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4892. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4892 star system properties

HR4892 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4892 double sysyem:

5.85
6.35
0.5
21.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4892

SAO2101
SAO2101