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Altitude: -58.9°   Azimuth: 136.4°   Direction: South-East

HR5041 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5041 visual magnitude is 4.53. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5041 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5041 is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5041 star
DSS2 image of HR5041. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5041 during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5041

Bright giant

HR5041 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -58.9°
Azimuth: 136.4°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5041

HR5041 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 HR5041 are provided in the following table:

13h 24m 00s
-64° 32’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5041 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5041 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5041.

Visibility of HR5041 from your location

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

HR5041 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5041 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5041 is distant 256.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

78.80 pc
256.90 ly
12 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5041

HR5041 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5041 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5041. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5041