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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -53.5°   Azimuth: 110.1°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5061 is a hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5061 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its faintness, HR5061 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 HR5061

Finder chart HR5061 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5061.

HR5061 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 HR5061 are provided in the following table:

13h 27m 06s
-49° 08’ 38”
Image of HR5061 star
DSS2 image of HR5061. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5061 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5061


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5061 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5061. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5061 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5061 is distant 1,068.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

327.87 pc
1,068.85 ly
-18 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5061


Visibility of HR5061 from your location

HR5061 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom