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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 0.4°   Azimuth: 345.4°   Direction: North-North-West

HR4964 is a giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR4964 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4964 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 HR4964:


HR4964 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.4°
Azimuth: 345.4°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4964

HR4964 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4964 are provided in the following table:

13h 09m 38s
+37° 25’ 23”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4964 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4964 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4964.

Visibility of HR4964 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 HR4964 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: 52.6°
Max altitude: 75.9°
Azimuth: 307.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4964

The image below is a photograph of HR4964 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 HR4964 is -0.103 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4964 star
DSS2 image of HR4964. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4964 during the next 1000 years (-1.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.08 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4964 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4964 is distant 299.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

91.83 pc
299.36 ly
-19 km/s
-0.103 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4964

HR4964 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4964 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4964. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4964