HR4957 is a giant star in the constellation of Virgo.
HR4957 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4957 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 HR4957:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4957
HR4957 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4957 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4957 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4957 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4957
The image below is a photograph of HR4957 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 HR4957 is -0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.062 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4957 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4957 is distant 371.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4957
HR4957 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4957 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.