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HR5428

Altitude: -14.5°   Azimuth: 121.5°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5428 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5428 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5428 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5428 is 0.04 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 HR5428 star
DSS2 image of HR5428. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5428 during the next 10000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5428

6.09
Hypergiant

HR5428 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.5°
Azimuth: 121.5°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5428

HR5428 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 HR5428 are provided in the following table:

14h 33m 09s
-30° 42’ 51”
327.47°
27.27°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5428 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5428 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5428.

Visibility of HR5428 from your location

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

Today's HR5428 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.7°
Max altitude: 7.8°
Azimuth: 239.3°

Distance of HR5428 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5428 is distant 411.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

126.26 pc
411.62 ly
10 km/s
0.04 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5428

HR5428 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.58
K0III
4672K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5428 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5428. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5428 star system properties

HR5428 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5428 double sysyem:

6.09
9.39
3.3
2.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5428

SAO205681
SAO205681