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HR5223

HR5223 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5223 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5223 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 HR5223:

6.1
Giant
HR5223 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5223

HR5223 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5223 are provided in the following table:

13h 53m 56s
-47° 07’ 41”
313.84°
14.42°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5223 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5223 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5223.

Visibility of HR5223 from your location

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

HR5223 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5223

The image below is a photograph of HR5223 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 HR5223 is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5223 star
DSS2 image of HR5223. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5223 during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5223 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5223 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
-21 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5223

HR5223 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-23.90
B2III
11092K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5223 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5223. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5223 star system properties

HR5223 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 HR5223 double sysyem:

6.1
11
4.9
21.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5223

SAO224514
SAO224514