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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -65.8°   Azimuth: 274.3°   Direction: West

HR5008 is a star of spectral class A in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5008 visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its faintness, HR5008 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5008

Finder chart HR5008 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5008.

HR5008 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 HR5008 are provided in the following table:

13h 17m 13s
-43° 58’ 45”
Image of HR5008 star
DSS2 image of HR5008. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5008 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5008


HR5008 is also a so called metallic star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5008 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5008. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5008 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5008 is distant 190.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

58.41 pc
190.42 ly
-12 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5008


Visibility of HR5008 from your location

HR5008 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom