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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5158 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5158 from your location
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.
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.
Spectral properties of HR5158
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5158 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.