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HR5239

HR5239 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5239 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5239 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 HR5239:

5.83
Giant
HR5239 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5239

HR5239 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 HR5239 are provided in the following table:

13h 56m 19s
-46° 35’ 33”
314.39°
14.83°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5239 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5239 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5239.

Visibility of HR5239 from your location

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

HR5239 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5239

The image below is a photograph of HR5239 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 HR5239 is -0.164 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.076 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5239 star
DSS2 image of HR5239. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5239 during the next 1000 years (-2.73 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.27 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5239 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5239 is distant 283.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

87.11 pc
283.97 ly
-1 km/s
-0.164 arcsec/year
-0.076 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5239

HR5239 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.13
K1III
4430K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5239 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5239. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5239

SAO224555
SAO224555