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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -78.4°   Azimuth: 141.7°   Direction: South-East

HR4944 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4944 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4944 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR4944 is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4944 star
DSS2 image of HR4944. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4944 during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4944


HR4944 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -78.4°
Azimuth: 141.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4944

HR4944 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4944 are provided in the following table:

13h 07m 24s
-59° 51’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4944 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4944 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4944.

Visibility of HR4944 from your location

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

HR4944 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR4944 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4944 is distant 1,234.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

378.79 pc
1,234.85 ly
4 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4944

HR4944 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4944 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4944. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR4944 star system properties

HR4944 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4944 double sysyem:

0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR4944