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HR5508

Altitude: -52.7°   Azimuth: 89.6°   Direction: East

HR5508 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5508 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5508 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 HR5508 is 0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.09 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5508 star
DSS2 image of HR5508. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5508 during the next 10000 years (8.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5508

5.94
Giant

HR5508 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -52.7°
Azimuth: 89.6°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5508

HR5508 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 HR5508 are provided in the following table:

14h 47m 05s
-38° 17’ 26”
326.62°
19.2°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5508 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5508 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5508.

Visibility of HR5508 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 HR5508 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: 128.3°
Max altitude: 0.2°
Azimuth: 231.7°

Distance of HR5508 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5508 is distant 554.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

170.07 pc
554.42 ly
41 km/s
0.052 arcsec/year
-0.09 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5508

HR5508 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.21
K3III
4069K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5508 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5508. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5508

SAO205937
SAO205937