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Altitude: -38.2°   Azimuth: 132.7°   Direction: South-East

HR5311 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5311 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5311 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 HR5311 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5311 star
DSS2 image of HR5311. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5311 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5311


HR5311 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -38.2°
Azimuth: 132.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5311

HR5311 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 HR5311 are provided in the following table:

14h 13m 39s
-54° 37’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5311 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5311 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5311.

Visibility of HR5311 from your location

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

HR5311 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5311 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5311 is distant 1,101.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 66 kilometers per second.

337.84 pc
1,101.35 ly
66 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5311

HR5311 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5311 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5311. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5311