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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5508:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5508 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5508 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR5508 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5508
The image below is a photograph of HR5508 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 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.
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.
Spectral properties of HR5508
HR5508 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5508 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.