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Altitude: -1.2°   Azimuth: 184.3°   Direction: South

HR5446 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5446 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5446 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5446 is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5446 star
DSS2 image of HR5446. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5446 during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5446


HR5446 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.2°
Azimuth: 184.3°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5446

HR5446 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 HR5446 are provided in the following table:

14h 36m 24s
-39° 35’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5446 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5446 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5446.

Visibility of HR5446 from your location

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

HR5446 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5446 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5446 is distant 400.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

122.70 pc
400.00 ly
-31 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5446

HR5446 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 HR5446 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5446. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5446