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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 20:10
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Altitude: -17.6°   Azimuth: 46.1°   Direction: North-East

HR4960 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR4960 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4960 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 HR4960 is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4960 star
DSS2 image of HR4960. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4960 during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4960


HR4960 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.6°
Azimuth: 46.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4960

HR4960 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 HR4960 are provided in the following table:

13h 09m 12s
+10° 01’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4960 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4960 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4960.

Visibility of HR4960 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 HR4960 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: 80.0°
Max altitude: 48.5°
Azimuth: 280.0°

Distance of HR4960 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4960 is distant 351.67 light years from the Sun

107.87 pc
351.67 ly
0.017 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4960

HR4960 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4960 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4960. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4960