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Altitude: -10.0°   Azimuth: 197.3°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5401 is a double star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5401 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5401 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 HR5401:


HR5401 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.0°
Azimuth: 197.3°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5401

HR5401 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 HR5401 are provided in the following table:

14h 27m 12s
-46° 08’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5401 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5401 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5401.

Visibility of HR5401 from your location

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

HR5401 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5401

The image below is a photograph of HR5401 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 HR5401 is -0.153 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.082 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5401 star
DSS2 image of HR5401. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5401 during the next 1000 years (-2.55 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.37 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5401 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5401 is distant 189.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

58.28 pc
189.98 ly
-26 km/s
-0.153 arcsec/year
-0.082 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5401

HR5401 belongs to spectral class A1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5401 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5401. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5401 star system properties

HR5401 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 HR5401 double sysyem:

30 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5401