HR5259 is a double giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.
HR5259 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5259 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 HR5259:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5259
HR5259 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 HR5259 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5259 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5259 from your location
HR5259 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5259
The image below is a photograph of HR5259 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 HR5259 is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR5259 from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of HR5259
HR5259 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5259 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR5259 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: