HR4959 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.
HR4959 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4959 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 HR4959:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4959
HR4959 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 HR4959 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4959 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4959 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4959
The image below is a photograph of HR4959 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 HR4959 is -0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4959 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4959 is distant 403.47 light years from the Sun
Spectral properties of HR4959
HR4959 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4959 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.