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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -39.8°   Azimuth: 228.8°   Direction: South-West

HR5278 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5278 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5278 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 HR5278 is -0.05 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5278 star
DSS2 image of HR5278. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5278 during the next 10000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5278


HR5278 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.8°
Azimuth: 228.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5278

HR5278 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 HR5278 are provided in the following table:

14h 05m 46s
-54° 40’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5278 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5278 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5278.

Visibility of HR5278 from your location

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

HR5278 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5278 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5278 is distant 425.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

130.38 pc
425.03 ly
-36 km/s
-0.05 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5278

HR5278 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5278 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5278. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5278