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HR5008 is a star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5008 visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5008 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 HR5008:

HR5008 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5008

HR5008 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 HR5008 are provided in the following table:

13h 17m 13s
-43° 58’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5008 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5008 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5008.

Visibility of HR5008 from your location

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

HR5008 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5008

The image below is a photograph of HR5008 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 HR5008 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR5008

HR5008 belongs to spectral class A 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

Alternative designations of HR5008