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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: -47.0°   Azimuth: 277.1°   Direction: West

HR5237 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5237 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5237 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 HR5237 is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5237 star
DSS2 image of HR5237. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5237 during the next 10000 years (-7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5237


HR5237 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -47.0°
Azimuth: 277.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5237

HR5237 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 HR5237 are provided in the following table:

13h 55m 44s
-31° 17’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5237 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5237 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5237.

Visibility of HR5237 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 HR5237 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: 121.3°
Max altitude: 7.2°
Azimuth: 238.7°

Distance of HR5237 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5237 is distant 464.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

142.45 pc
464.39 ly
-18 km/s
-0.047 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5237

HR5237 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5237 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5237. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5237