HR4945 is a double giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.
HR4945 visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4945 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 HR4945:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4945
HR4945 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4945 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4945 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4945 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR4945 is circumpolar and transits at 20:45 UTC (altitude: 83.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4945
The image below is a photograph of HR4945 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 HR4945 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4945 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4945 is distant 482.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4945
HR4945 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4945 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR4945 star system properties
HR4945 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR4945 double sysyem: