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HR5561

Altitude: -1.9°   Azimuth: 191.8°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5561 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5561 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5561 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 HR5561 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5561 star
DSS2 image of HR5561. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5561 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5561

6.36
Hypergiant

HR5561 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.9°
Azimuth: 191.8°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5561

HR5561 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 HR5561 are provided in the following table:

14h 56m 35s
-39° 24’ 57”
327.79°
17.34°
Centaurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5561 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5561 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5561.

Visibility of HR5561 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR5561 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5561 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5561 is distant 392.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

120.48 pc
392.77 ly
-7 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5561

HR5561 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.96
A0V
9434K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5561 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5561. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5561

SAO206110
SAO206110