HR4972 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.
HR4972 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4972 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 HR4972:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4972
HR4972 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 HR4972 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4972 in the sky:
Visibility of HR4972 from your location
HR4972 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4972
The image below is a photograph of HR4972 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 HR4972 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR4972 from the Sun and relative movement
HR4972 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR4972
HR4972 belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4972 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.