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HR5151 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5151 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5151 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 HR5151:

HR5151 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5151

HR5151 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 HR5151 are provided in the following table:

13h 42m 56s
-56° 46’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5151 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5151 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5151.

Visibility of HR5151 from your location

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

HR5151 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5151

The image below is a photograph of HR5151 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 HR5151 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5151 star
DSS2 image of HR5151. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5151 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5151 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5151 is distant 3,046.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

934.58 pc
3,046.73 ly
-23 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5151

HR5151 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5151 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5151. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5151