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

HR4970 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4970 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 HR4970:

HR4970 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4970

HR4970 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4970 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4970 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4970.

Visibility of HR4970 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR4970 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4970

The image below is a photograph of HR4970 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 HR4970 is -0.08 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR4970

HR4970 belongs to spectral class F7 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

Alternative designations of HR4970