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HR5061

HR5061 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

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

6.31
Hypergiant
HR5061 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5061

HR5061 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 HR5061 are provided in the following table:

13h 27m 06s
-49° 08’ 38”
308.91°
13.31°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5061 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5061 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5061.

Visibility of HR5061 from your location

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

HR5061 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5061

The image below is a photograph of HR5061 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 HR5061 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR5061

HR5061 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-1.27
A0III
10125K

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

Alternative designations of HR5061

SAO224149
SAO224149