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HR5158 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5158 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5158 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 HR5158:

HR5158 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5158

HR5158 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 HR5158 are provided in the following table:

13h 44m 15s
-51° 00’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5158 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5158 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5158.

Visibility of HR5158 from your location

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

HR5158 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5158

The image below is a photograph of HR5158 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 HR5158 is -0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5158 star
DSS2 image of HR5158. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5158 during the next 10000 years (-6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5158 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5158 is distant 367.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

112.61 pc
367.12 ly
9 km/s
-0.036 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5158

HR5158 belongs to spectral class A0 HR5158 is also a SiCr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5158 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5158. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5158