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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -55.8°   Azimuth: 278.3°   Direction: West

HR5519 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5519 visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5519 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 HR5519:


HR5519 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -55.8°
Azimuth: 278.3°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5519

HR5519 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 HR5519 are provided in the following table:

14h 48m 38s
-36° 38’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5519 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5519 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5519.

Visibility of HR5519 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 HR5519 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: 126.6°
Max altitude: 1.9°
Azimuth: 233.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5519

The image below is a photograph of HR5519 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 HR5519 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5519 star
DSS2 image of HR5519. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5519 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5519 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5519 is distant 449.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

137.74 pc
449.04 ly
41 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5519

HR5519 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5519 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5519. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5519