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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
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HR4938

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -42.30°   Az: 253.11°   Direction: West-South-West

HR4938 is a variable giant star of spectral class M3 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4938 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its faintness, HR4938 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.

Image of HR4938 star
DSS2 image of HR4938. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4938 during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

13h 06m 11s
-41° 19’ 40”
07h 18m 06s
20h 24m 18s

J2000

13h 04m 48s
-41° 11’ 48”

Galactic Coordinates

305.64°
21.61°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR4938 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4938.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.26
Giant

-1.52
M3III
3541K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4938 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4938. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR4938 is distant 1,172.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

359.71
1,172.66
-33 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/y
-0.034"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO223881
SAO223881

Visibility from Your Location

HR4938 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK