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HR5408 is a double giant star in the constellation of Circinus.

HR5408 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5408 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 HR5408:

HR5408 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5408

HR5408 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 HR5408 are provided in the following table:

14h 31m 16s
-67° 43’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5408 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5408 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5408.

Visibility of HR5408 from your location

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

HR5408 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5408

The image below is a photograph of HR5408 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 HR5408 is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.066 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5408 star
DSS2 image of HR5408. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5408 during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5408 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5408 is distant 274.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 78 kilometers per second.

84.18 pc
274.41 ly
78 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
-0.066 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5408

HR5408 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5408 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5408. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5408 star system properties

HR5408 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5408 double sysyem:

35.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5408