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HR5241

HR5241 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5241 visual magnitude is 4.71. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5241 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5241:

4.71
Giant
HR5241 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5241

HR5241 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 HR5241 are provided in the following table:

13h 57m 38s
-63° 41’ 12”
310.19°
-1.75°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5241 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5241 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5241.

Visibility of HR5241 from your location

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

HR5241 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5241

The image below is a photograph of HR5241 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 HR5241 is -0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5241 star
DSS2 image of HR5241. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5241 during the next 10000 years (-7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5241 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5241 is distant 208.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

64.06 pc
208.84 ly
22 km/s
-0.044 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5241

HR5241 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.68
K1III
4493K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5241 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5241. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5241

SAO252531
SAO252531