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HR4996

HR4996 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR4996 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, HR4996 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 HR4996:

5.89
Giant
HR4996 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4996

HR4996 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 HR4996 are provided in the following table:

13h 14m 43s
-48° 57’ 24”
306.86°
13.74°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4996 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4996 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4996.

Visibility of HR4996 from your location

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

HR4996 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4996

The image below is a photograph of HR4996 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 HR4996 is -0.129 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.081 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4996 star
DSS2 image of HR4996. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4996 during the next 1000 years (-2.15 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.35 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4996 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4996 is distant 259.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 56 kilometers per second.

79.49 pc
259.14 ly
56 km/s
-0.129 arcsec/year
-0.081 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4996

HR4996 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.39
K1III
4603K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4996 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4996. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4996

SAO224000
SAO224000