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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -11.3°   Azimuth: 229.8°   Direction: South-West

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

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


HR5043 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.3°
Azimuth: 229.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5043 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5043 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5043.

Visibility of HR5043 from your location

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

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

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5043

The image below is a photograph of HR5043 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 HR5043 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR5043

HR5043 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

Alternative designations of HR5043