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Altitude: -36.0°   Azimuth: 218.8°   Direction: South-West

HR5371 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5371 visual magnitude is 4.92. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5371 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5371 is -0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5371 star
DSS2 image of HR5371. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5371 during the next 10000 years (-8.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5371


HR5371 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -36.0°
Azimuth: 218.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5371

HR5371 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 HR5371 are provided in the following table:

14h 22m 36s
-58° 27’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5371 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5371 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5371.

Visibility of HR5371 from your location

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

HR5371 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5371 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5371 is distant 282.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

86.51 pc
282.01 ly
15 km/s
-0.052 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5371

HR5371 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5371 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5371. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5371 star system properties

HR5371 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5371 double sysyem:

9.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5371