HR5296 is a variable and double sub-giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.
HR5296 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5296 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 HR5296:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5296
HR5296 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 HR5296 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5296 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5296 from your location
HR5296 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5296
The image below is a photograph of HR5296 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 HR5296 is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR5296 from the Sun and relative movement
HR5296 is distant 547.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR5296
HR5296 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5296 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR5296 star system properties
HR5296 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5296 double sysyem: