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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: -50.9°   Azimuth: 283.7°   Direction: West-North-West

HR5474 is a double star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5474 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5474 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 HR5474 is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5474 star
DSS2 image of HR5474. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5474 during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5474


HR5474 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -50.9°
Azimuth: 283.7°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5474

HR5474 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 HR5474 are provided in the following table:

14h 41m 51s
-30° 55’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5474 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5474 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5474.

Visibility of HR5474 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 HR5474 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: 120.9°
Max altitude: 7.6°
Azimuth: 239.1°

Distance of HR5474 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5474 is distant 1,079.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

331.13 pc
1,079.47 ly
-11 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5474

HR5474 belongs to spectral class A HR5474 is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5474 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5474. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5474 star system properties

HR5474 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5474 double sysyem:

1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5474