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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:10 south
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Altitude: -11.3°   Azimuth: 134.8°   Direction: South-East

HR5189 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5189 visual magnitude is 6.53. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5189 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 HR5189:


HR5189 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.3°
Azimuth: 134.8°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5189

HR5189 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 HR5189 are provided in the following table:

13h 48m 55s
-35° 42’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5189 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5189 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5189.

Visibility of HR5189 from your location

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

Today's HR5189 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.7°
Max altitude: 2.8°
Azimuth: 234.3°
HR5189 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5189

The image below is a photograph of HR5189 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 HR5189 is -0.516 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.174 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5189 star
DSS2 image of HR5189. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5189 during the next 1000 years (-8.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.90 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5189 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5189 is distant 92.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

28.29 pc
92.22 ly
4 km/s
-0.516 arcsec/year
-0.174 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5189

HR5189 belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5189 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5189. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5189 star system properties

HR5189 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5189 double sysyem:

11.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5189

NN 3807 B