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HR5060 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5060 visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5060 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 HR5060:

HR5060 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5060

HR5060 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 HR5060 are provided in the following table:

13h 26m 56s
-41° 29’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5060 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5060 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5060.

Visibility of HR5060 from your location

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

HR5060 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5060

The image below is a photograph of HR5060 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 HR5060 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5060 star
DSS2 image of HR5060. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5060 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5060 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5060 is distant 2,012.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

617.28 pc
2,012.35 ly
-24 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5060

HR5060 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5060 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5060. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5060