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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:53 
Transit: 12:55 
Sunset: 20:59
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Altitude: -4.9°   Azimuth: 139.6°   Direction: South-East

HR5562 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5562 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5562 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 HR5562 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5562 star
DSS2 image of HR5562. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5562 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5562


HR5562 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -4.9°
Azimuth: 139.6°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5562

HR5562 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 HR5562 are provided in the following table:

14h 56m 30s
-32° 38’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5562 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5562 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5562.

Visibility of HR5562 from your location

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

Today's HR5562 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.6°
Max altitude: 5.9°
Azimuth: 237.4°

Distance of HR5562 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5562 is distant 550.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

168.92 pc
550.68 ly
12 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5562

HR5562 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 HR5562 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5562. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5562