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HR4960

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

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR4960:

5.78
Hypergiant
HR4960 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 3°.

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”
317.53°
72.39°
Virgo

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 [change]
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 [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.0°
Max altitude: 48.5°
Azimuth: 280.0°
HR4960 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4960

The image below is a photograph of HR4960 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 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);

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.

0.62
K0III
4743K

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

SAO100436
SAO100436