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HR5048 is a double giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5048 visual magnitude is 5.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5048 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 HR5048:

HR5048 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5048

HR5048 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5048 are provided in the following table:

13h 25m 13s
-64° 29’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5048 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5048 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5048.

Visibility of HR5048 from your location

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

HR5048 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5048

The image below is a photograph of HR5048 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 HR5048 is -0.157 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5048 star
DSS2 image of HR5048. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5048 during the next 1000 years (-2.62 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.37 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5048 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5048 is distant 128.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

39.29 pc
128.09 ly
-2 km/s
-0.157 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5048

HR5048 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5048 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5048. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5048 star system properties

HR5048 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5048 double sysyem:

25.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5048