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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: 0.2°   Azimuth: 62.6°   Direction: East-North-East

HR4962 is a giant star in the constellation of Coma Berenices.

HR4962 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4962 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 HR4962 is -0.069 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4962 star
DSS2 image of HR4962. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4962 during the next 10000 years (-11.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4962


HR4962 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.2°
Azimuth: 62.6°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4962

HR4962 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 HR4962 are provided in the following table:

13h 09m 47s
+16° 50’ 54”
Coma Berenices

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4962 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4962 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4962.

Visibility of HR4962 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 HR4962 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: 73.2°
Max altitude: 55.4°
Azimuth: 286.8°

Distance of HR4962 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4962 is distant 732.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

224.72 pc
732.58 ly
-17 km/s
-0.069 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4962

HR4962 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4962 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4962. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4962