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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -32.7°   Azimuth: 241.6°   Direction: West-South-West

HR4970 is a sub-giant star of spectral class F7 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4970 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its faintness, HR4970 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4970

Finder chart HR4970 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4970.

HR4970 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4970 are provided in the following table:

13h 11m 08s
-42° 13’ 59”
Image of HR4970 star
DSS2 image of HR4970. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4970 during the next 10000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR4970


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4970 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4970. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR4970 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4970 is distant 299.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

91.83 pc
299.36 ly
-11 km/s
-0.08 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR4970


Visibility of HR4970 from your location

HR4970 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom