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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR5259

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -68.12°   Az: 289.82°   Direction: West-North-West

HR5259 is a double giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5259 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its faintness, HR5259 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.

Image of HR5259 star
DSS2 image of HR5259. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5259 during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

14h 02m 48s
-40° 20’ 24”
10h 10m 26s
00h 13m 15s

J2000

14h 01m 18s
-40° 13’ 19”

Galactic Coordinates

317.12°
20.72°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR5259 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5259.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.13
Giant

-0.83
K1III
4213K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5259 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5259. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR5259 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5259 double sysyem:

6.13
12.33
6.2
10 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR5259 is distant 804.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.

246.91
804.94
-45 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/y
-0.006"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO205096
SAO205096

Visibility from Your Location

HR5259 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK