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Altitude: 1.8°   Azimuth: 5.3°   Direction: North

HR4997 is a giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR4997 visual magnitude is 4.92. Because of its moderate brightness, HR4997 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR4997:


HR4997 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.8°
Azimuth: 5.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR4997

HR4997 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR4997 are provided in the following table:

13h 13m 42s
+40° 09’ 10”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR4997 in the sky:

Finder chart HR4997 star
Simplified finder chart for HR4997.

Visibility of HR4997 from your location

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

HR4997 is circumpolar and transits at 08:06 UTC (altitude: 78.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR4997

The image below is a photograph of HR4997 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 HR4997 is -0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR4997 star
DSS2 image of HR4997. The red arrow shows the motion of HR4997 during the next 10000 years (-8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR4997 from the Sun and relative movement

HR4997 is distant 522.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

160.26 pc
522.44 ly
-21 km/s
-0.048 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR4997

HR4997 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR4997 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR4997. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR4997