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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: -14.1°   Azimuth: 130.6°   Direction: South-East

HR5222 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5222 visual magnitude is 5.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5222 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 HR5222 is -0.078 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5222 star
DSS2 image of HR5222. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5222 during the next 10000 years (-13.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5222


HR5222 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.1°
Azimuth: 130.6°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5222

HR5222 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 HR5222 are provided in the following table:

13h 53m 32s
-35° 39’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5222 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5222 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5222.

Visibility of HR5222 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 HR5222 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: 2.9°
Azimuth: 234.3°

Distance of HR5222 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5222 is distant 163.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

50.08 pc
163.24 ly
-8 km/s
-0.078 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5222

HR5222 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5222 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5222. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5222 star system properties

HR5222 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5222 double sysyem:

0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5222