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Altitude: -57.0°   Azimuth: 200.8°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5389 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Apus.

HR5389 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5389 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 HR5389:


HR5389 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -57.0°
Azimuth: 200.8°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5389

HR5389 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5389 are provided in the following table:

14h 29m 36s
-76° 43’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5389 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5389 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5389.

Visibility of HR5389 from your location

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

HR5389 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5389

The image below is a photograph of HR5389 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 HR5389 is -0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5389 star
DSS2 image of HR5389. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5389 during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5389 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5389 is distant 521.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

160.00 pc
521.60 ly
-8 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5389

HR5389 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5389 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5389. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5389