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HR5016 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5016 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5016 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 HR5016:

HR5016 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5016

HR5016 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 HR5016 are provided in the following table:

13h 18m 34s
-51° 17’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5016 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5016 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5016.

Visibility of HR5016 from your location

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

HR5016 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5016

The image below is a photograph of HR5016 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 HR5016 is -0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5016 star
DSS2 image of HR5016. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5016 during the next 10000 years (-8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5016 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5016 is distant 644.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

197.63 pc
644.27 ly
-4 km/s
-0.048 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5016

HR5016 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5016 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5016. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5016