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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: -27.1°   Azimuth: 113.5°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5224 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5224 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5224 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 HR5224:


HR5224 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -27.1°
Azimuth: 113.5°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5224

HR5224 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 HR5224 are provided in the following table:

13h 53m 52s
-35° 18’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5224 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5224 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5224.

Visibility of HR5224 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 HR5224 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: 125.3°
Max altitude: 3.2°
Azimuth: 234.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5224

The image below is a photograph of HR5224 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 HR5224 is -0.27 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.075 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5224 star
DSS2 image of HR5224. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5224 during the next 1000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.25 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5224 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5224 is distant 209.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

64.39 pc
209.92 ly
5 km/s
-0.27 arcsec/year
-0.075 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5224

HR5224 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5224 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5224. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5224