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HR4951 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4951 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4951 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 HR4951:

HR4951 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4951

HR4951 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4951 are provided in the following table:

13h 07m 38s
-53° 27’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4951 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4951 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4951.

Visibility of HR4951 from your location

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

HR4951 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4951

The image below is a photograph of HR4951 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 HR4951 is -0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4951 star
DSS2 image of HR4951. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4951 during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4951 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4951 is distant 324.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

99.40 pc
324.06 ly
22 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4951

HR4951 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4951 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4951. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4951