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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: -23.6°   Azimuth: 117.5°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5489 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5489 visual magnitude is 4.92. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5489 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5489 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5489 star
DSS2 image of HR5489. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5489 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5489


HR5489 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.6°
Azimuth: 117.5°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5489

HR5489 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 HR5489 are provided in the following table:

14h 44m 59s
-35° 11’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5489 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5489 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5489.

Visibility of HR5489 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 HR5489 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: 125.2°
Max altitude: 3.3°
Azimuth: 234.8°

Distance of HR5489 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5489 is distant 206.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

63.45 pc
206.85 ly
-5 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5489

HR5489 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5489 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5489. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5489