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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:25 | Tran: 20:56 | Set: 22:27
Altitude: -44.7°   Azimuth: 95.4°   Direction: East

HR5174 is a double hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5174 visual magnitude is 5.15. Because of its faintness, HR5174 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5174

Finder chart HR5174 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5174.

HR5174 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 HR5174 are provided in the following table:

13h 46m 56s
-36° 15’ 06”
Image of HR5174 star
DSS2 image of HR5174. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5174 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5174


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5174 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5174. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5174 star system properties

HR5174 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 HR5174 double sysyem:

26.3 arcsec

Distance of HR5174 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5174 is distant 428.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

131.41 pc
428.38 ly
-10 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5174


Visibility of HR5174 from your location

Today's HR5174 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.3°
Max altitude: 2.3°
Azimuth: 233.7°