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HR4953 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR4953 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4953 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 HR4953:

HR4953 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 50°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4953

HR4953 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 HR4953 are provided in the following table:

13h 06m 22s
+62° 02’ 30”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4953 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4953 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4953.

Visibility of HR4953 from your location

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

HR4953 is circumpolar and transits at 13:06 UTC (altitude: 79.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4953

The image below is a photograph of HR4953 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 HR4953 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4953 star
DSS2 image of HR4953. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4953 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4953 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4953 is distant 377.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

115.74 pc
377.31 ly
15 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4953

HR4953 belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4953 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4953. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4953