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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -68.1°   Azimuth: 331.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5006 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5006 visual magnitude is 5.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5006 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5006 is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5006 star
DSS2 image of HR5006. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5006 during the next 10000 years (5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5006


HR5006 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -68.1°
Azimuth: 331.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5006

HR5006 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5006 are provided in the following table:

13h 16m 53s
-31° 30’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5006 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5006 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5006.

Visibility of HR5006 from your location

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

Today's HR5006 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.5°
Max altitude: 7.0°
Azimuth: 238.5°

Distance of HR5006 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5006 is distant 246.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

75.70 pc
246.78 ly
13 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5006

HR5006 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 HR5006 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5006. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5006