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Altitude: -11.1°   Azimuth: 217.7°   Direction: South-West

HR5089 is a variable and double supergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5089 visual magnitude is 3.88. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5089 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5089 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5089 star
DSS2 image of HR5089. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5089 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5089


HR5089 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.1°
Azimuth: 217.7°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5089

HR5089 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 HR5089 are provided in the following table:

13h 31m 02s
-39° 24’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5089 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5089 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5089.

Visibility of HR5089 from your location

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

HR5089 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5089 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5089 is distant 1,253.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

384.62 pc
1,253.85 ly
-2 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5089

HR5089 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5089 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5089. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5089 star system properties

HR5089 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5089 double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5089