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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -71.7°   Azimuth: 358.7°   Direction: North

HR5348 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5348 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5348 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 HR5348:


HR5348 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -71.7°
Azimuth: 358.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5348

HR5348 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 HR5348 are provided in the following table:

14h 18m 23s
-33° 13’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5348 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5348 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5348.

Visibility of HR5348 from your location

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

Today's HR5348 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.2°
Max altitude: 5.3°
Azimuth: 236.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5348

The image below is a photograph of HR5348 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 HR5348 is -0.07 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5348 star
DSS2 image of HR5348. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5348 during the next 10000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5348 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5348 is distant 319.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

98.04 pc
319.61 ly
-29 km/s
-0.07 arcsec/year
-0.042 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5348

HR5348 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5348 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5348. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5348