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Altitude: -43.8°   Azimuth: 138.6°   Direction: South-East

HR5252 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5252 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5252 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 HR5252 is -0.072 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5252 star
DSS2 image of HR5252. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5252 during the next 10000 years (-12.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5252


HR5252 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -43.8°
Azimuth: 138.6°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5252

HR5252 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 HR5252 are provided in the following table:

14h 00m 17s
-61° 28’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5252 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5252 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5252.

Visibility of HR5252 from your location

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

HR5252 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5252 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5252 is distant 212.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

65.19 pc
212.52 ly
6 km/s
-0.072 arcsec/year
-0.04 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5252

HR5252 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5252 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5252. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5252