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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:08 south
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Altitude: 0.6°   Azimuth: 153.4°   Direction: South-South-East

HR5549 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5549 visual magnitude is 5.82. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5549 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 HR5549:


HR5549 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.6°
Azimuth: 153.4°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5549

HR5549 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 HR5549 are provided in the following table:

14h 54m 38s
-33° 18’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5549 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5549 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5549.

Visibility of HR5549 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 HR5549 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: 123.3°
Max altitude: 5.2°
Azimuth: 236.7°
HR5549 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5549

The image below is a photograph of HR5549 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 HR5549 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5549 star
DSS2 image of HR5549. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5549 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5549 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5549 is distant 800.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

245.70 pc
800.98 ly
-24 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5549

HR5549 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5549 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5549. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5549 star system properties

HR5549 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5549 double sysyem:

58.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5549