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HR4973 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4973 visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4973 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 HR4973:

HR4973 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4973

HR4973 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 HR4973 are provided in the following table:

13h 11m 23s
-43° 22’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4973 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4973 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4973.

Visibility of HR4973 from your location

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

HR4973 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4973

The image below is a photograph of HR4973 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 HR4973 is -0.117 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4973 star
DSS2 image of HR4973. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4973 during the next 1000 years (-1.95 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.45 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4973 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4973 is distant 220.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

67.75 pc
220.87 ly
-9 km/s
-0.117 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4973

HR4973 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4973 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4973. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4973