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HR5297 is a double giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5297 visual magnitude is 4.75. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5297 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5297:

HR5297 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5297

HR5297 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 HR5297 are provided in the following table:

14h 09m 54s
-53° 26’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5297 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5297 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5297.

Visibility of HR5297 from your location

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

HR5297 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5297

The image below is a photograph of HR5297 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 HR5297 is -0.146 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.096 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5297 star
DSS2 image of HR5297. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5297 during the next 1000 years (-2.43 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.60 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5297 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5297 is distant 181.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

55.77 pc
181.82 ly
-16 km/s
-0.146 arcsec/year
-0.096 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5297

HR5297 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5297 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5297. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5297 star system properties

HR5297 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 HR5297 double sysyem:

27.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5297