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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -40.1°   Azimuth: 239.9°   Direction: West-South-West

HR5038 is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A4 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5038 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its faintness, HR5038 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 HR5038

Finder chart HR5038 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5038.

HR5038 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 HR5038 are provided in the following table:

13h 22m 52s
-47° 56’ 35”
Image of HR5038 star
DSS2 image of HR5038. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5038 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5038


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5038 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5038. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5038 star system properties

HR5038 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5038 double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Distance of HR5038 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5038 is distant 993.90 light years from the Sun

304.88 pc
993.90 ly
0.036 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5038


Visibility of HR5038 from your location

HR5038 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom