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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -53.5°   Azimuth: 198.5°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5240 is a giant star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Apus.

HR5240 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its faintness, HR5240 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 HR5240

Finder chart HR5240 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5240.

HR5240 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5240 are provided in the following table:

14h 00m 32s
-78° 35’ 24”
Image of HR5240 star
DSS2 image of HR5240. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5240 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5240


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5240 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5240. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5240 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5240 is distant 727.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

223.21 pc
727.68 ly
6 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5240


Visibility of HR5240 from your location

HR5240 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom