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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -1.4°   Azimuth: 202.6°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5208 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5208 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5208 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5208 is -0.1 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.117 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5208 star
DSS2 image of HR5208. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5208 during the next 1000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.95 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5208


HR5208 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.4°
Azimuth: 202.6°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5208

HR5208 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 HR5208 are provided in the following table:

13h 51m 36s
-36° 25’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5208 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5208 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5208.

Visibility of HR5208 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 HR5208 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: 126.4°
Max altitude: 2.1°
Azimuth: 233.6°

Distance of HR5208 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5208 is distant 195.33 light years from the Sun

59.92 pc
195.33 ly
-0.1 arcsec/year
-0.117 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5208

HR5208 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5208 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5208. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5208