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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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HR4959

Altitude: -24.7°   Azimuth: 286.6°   Direction: West-North-West

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of HR4959 star
DSS2 image of HR4959. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4959 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4959

6.32
Hypergiant

HR4959 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.7°
Azimuth: 286.6°
Direction: West-North-West

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:

13h 09m 14s
-09° 32’ 17”
310.25°
53.08°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4959 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4959 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4959.

Visibility of HR4959 from your location

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

Today's HR4959 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.5°
Max altitude: 29.0°
Azimuth: 260.5°

Distance of HR4959 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4959 is distant 403.47 light years from the Sun

123.76 pc
403.47 ly
-0.033 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4959

HR4959 belongs to spectral class K0

0.86
K0
4695K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4959 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4959. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4959

SAO139183
SAO139183