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HR5403

HR5403 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5403 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5403 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 HR5403:

6.45
Hypergiant
HR5403 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5403

HR5403 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5403 are provided in the following table:

14h 28m 43s
-59° 11’ 52”
315.11°
1.35°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5403 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5403 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5403.

Visibility of HR5403 from your location

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

HR5403 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5403

The image below is a photograph of HR5403 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 HR5403 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5403 star
DSS2 image of HR5403. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5403 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5403 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5403 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
2 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5403

HR5403 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-23.55
A0II
8658K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5403 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5403. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5403

SAO241737
SAO241737