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HR5212 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5212 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5212 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 HR5212:

HR5212 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5212

HR5212 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 HR5212 are provided in the following table:

13h 52m 00s
-31° 37’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5212 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5212 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5212.

Visibility of HR5212 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 HR5212 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: 121.6°
Max altitude: 6.9°
Azimuth: 238.4°
HR5212 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5212

The image below is a photograph of HR5212 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 HR5212 is -0.053 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5212 star
DSS2 image of HR5212. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5212 during the next 10000 years (-8.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5212 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5212 is distant 174.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

53.59 pc
174.71 ly
9 km/s
-0.053 arcsec/year
-0.052 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5212

HR5212 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5212 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5212. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5212 star system properties

HR5212 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5212 double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5212