HR 4739 (HIP 60781)

HR 4739 is a red giant star in the constellation Crux. At 442 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 5.38. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 76.8 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 8,600 and 25,200 light years from the center of the Galaxy. It came closest to the Sun 1.7 million years ago when it had brightened to magnitude 0.89 from a distance of 56 light years.

Sky position: RA 12h 27.5m, Dec -58 59.4'

Common designations: HIP 60781, HD 108396, HR 4739

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Brightest stars in Crux:
(list all)

10

|    4.62

)   HR 4848

11

|    4.62

)   Lambda Crucis

12

|    4.69

)   Iota Crucis

13

|    4.72

)   Theta-2 Crucis

14

|    4.91

)   39 Crucis

15

|    5.08

)   Mu-2 Crucis

16

|    5.27

)   HR 4830

17

|    5.34

)   HR 4908

18

|    5.38

)   HR 4706

19

|    5.38

)   HR 4739

20

|    5.44

)   HR 4576

21

|    5.49

)   35 Crucis

22

|    5.59

)   HR 4573

23

|    5.59

)   HR 4578

24

|    5.71

)   HR 4876

25

|    5.75

)   HR 4887

26

|    5.78

)   HR 4754

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Galactic Orbit of HR 4739

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 49.2% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : 161.1 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 5,173 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 4,505 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 2,543 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 3,923 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 2,630 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 7,715 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


Some Tabulated XHIP Data for HR 4739
(see also: SIMBAD)

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 186.87031754 0.21 mas -13.90 0.24 mas/yr.
Declination: -58.99176922 0.22 mas 5.93 0.23 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 299.84409729 -14.39 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: 3.73627591 4.61 mas/yr.

Parallax: 7.36 0.32 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: M4/5III 1975MSS...C01....0H.

Radial Velocity: 76.20 1.30 km/s [A rating] 2006AstL...32..759G.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: n/a
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 6.92 1.26
V 5.38 -0.28
R
I 2.93 -2.73
J 1.03 -4.63
H 0.15 -5.52
K -0.14 -5.80

  B-V: +1.54       V-I: +2.45


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 135.56 pc (4.3% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,334 pc

Transverse velocity: 9.7 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) 67.3 pc -117.3 pc 8.8 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) 29.7 km/s -70.4 km/s 7.9 km/s

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