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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: -65.0°   Azimuth: 68.5°   Direction: East-North-East

HR5471 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5471 visual magnitude is 4. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5471 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5471:


HR5471 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -65.0°
Azimuth: 68.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5471

HR5471 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 HR5471 are provided in the following table:

14h 41m 57s
-37° 47’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5471 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5471 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5471.

Visibility of HR5471 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 HR5471 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: 127.8°
Max altitude: 0.7°
Azimuth: 232.2°
HR5471 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5471

The image below is a photograph of HR5471 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 HR5471 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5471 star
DSS2 image of HR5471. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5471 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5471 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5471 is distant 304.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

93.55 pc
304.96 ly
1 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5471

HR5471 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5471 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5471. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5471