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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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HR5043

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:51 | Tran: 20:09 | Set: 22:27
Altitude: -7.2°   Azimuth: 223.4°   Direction: South-West

HR5043 is a variable giant star of spectral class M1 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5043 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its faintness, HR5043 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 HR5043

Finder chart HR5043 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5043.

HR5043 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 HR5043 are provided in the following table:

13h 23m 08s
-33° 11’ 23”
310.53°
29.21°
Centaurus
Image of HR5043 star
DSS2 image of HR5043. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5043 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5043

6.22
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.53
M1III
3581K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5043 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5043. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5043 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5043 is distant 730.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

224.22 pc
730.94 ly
-13 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5043

SAO204420
SAO204420

Visibility of HR5043 from your location

Today's HR5043 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.2°
Max altitude: 5.3°
Azimuth: 236.8°