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HR5065 is a double giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5065 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5065 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 HR5065:

HR5065 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5065

HR5065 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 HR5065 are provided in the following table:

13h 27m 14s
-40° 09’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5065 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5065 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5065.

Visibility of HR5065 from your location

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

HR5065 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5065

The image below is a photograph of HR5065 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 HR5065 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5065 star
DSS2 image of HR5065. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5065 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5065 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5065 is distant 452.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

138.70 pc
452.15 ly
14 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5065

HR5065 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5065 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5065. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5065 star system properties

HR5065 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 HR5065 double sysyem:

45.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5065