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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: -33.0°   Azimuth: 259.1°   Direction: West

HR5268 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5268 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5268 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5268 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.083 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5268 star
DSS2 image of HR5268. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5268 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5268


HR5268 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.0°
Azimuth: 259.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5268

HR5268 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 HR5268 are provided in the following table:

14h 03m 01s
-31° 41’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5268 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5268 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5268.

Visibility of HR5268 from your location

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

Today's HR5268 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.7°
Max altitude: 6.8°
Azimuth: 238.3°

Distance of HR5268 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5268 is distant 124.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

38.27 pc
124.76 ly
5 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
0.083 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5268

HR5268 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5268 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5268. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5268 star system properties

HR5268 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5268 double sysyem:

2.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5268