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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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5278:

HR5278 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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 emisphere. 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 [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR5278 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5278

The image below is a photograph of HR5278 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 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);

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