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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -77.5°   Azimuth: 76.8°   Direction: East-North-East

HR5223 is a variable and double giant star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5223 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its faintness, HR5223 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5223

Finder chart HR5223 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5223.

HR5223 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 HR5223 are provided in the following table:

13h 53m 56s
-47° 07’ 41”
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);

Key facts about HR5223


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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:

21.4 arcsec

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

Alternative designations of HR5223


Visibility of HR5223 from your location

HR5223 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK