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HR5024

Altitude: -27.8°   Azimuth: 155.0°   Direction: South-South-East

HR5024 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5024 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5024 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5024 is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5024 star
DSS2 image of HR5024. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5024 during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5024

6.18
Bright giant

HR5024 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -27.8°
Azimuth: 155.0°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5024

HR5024 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 HR5024 are provided in the following table:

13h 20m 34s
-59° 46’ 23”
306.6°
2.89°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5024 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5024 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5024.

Visibility of HR5024 from your location

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

HR5024 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5024 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5024 is distant 392.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

120.34 pc
392.30 ly
-10 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5024

HR5024 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

0.78
F3II
6724K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5024 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5024. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5024 star system properties

HR5024 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5024 double sysyem:

6.18
12.58
6.4
13.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5024

SAO240756
SAO240756