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Altitude: 53.1°   Azimuth: 349.6°   Direction: North

HR4893 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR4893 visual magnitude is 5.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4893 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 HR4893:


HR4893 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 53.1°
Azimuth: 349.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4893

HR4893 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 HR4893 are provided in the following table:

12h 49m 13s
+83° 24’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4893 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4893 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4893.

Visibility of HR4893 from your location

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

HR4893 is circumpolar and transits at 19:29 UTC (altitude: 58.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4893

The image below is a photograph of HR4893 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 HR4893 is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4893 star
DSS2 image of HR4893. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4893 during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4893 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4893 is distant 303.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

93.02 pc
303.26 ly
2 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4893

HR4893 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4893 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4893. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4893 star system properties

HR4893 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4893 double sysyem:

21.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4893