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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -39.2°   Azimuth: 253.0°   Direction: West-South-West

HR5378 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5378 visual magnitude is 4.42. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5378 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 proper motion of HR5378 is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5378 star
DSS2 image of HR5378. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5378 during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5378


HR5378 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.2°
Azimuth: 253.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5378

HR5378 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 HR5378 are provided in the following table:

14h 23m 02s
-39° 30’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5378 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5378 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5378.

Visibility of HR5378 from your location

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

HR5378 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5378 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5378 is distant 418.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

128.37 pc
418.49 ly
8 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5378

HR5378 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5378 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5378. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5378