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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:32
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Altitude: -10.1°   Azimuth: 141.0°   Direction: South-East

HR5579 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5579 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5579 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 HR5579 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5579 star
DSS2 image of HR5579. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5579 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5579


HR5579 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.1°
Azimuth: 141.0°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5579

HR5579 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 HR5579 are provided in the following table:

14h 59m 13s
-37° 52’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5579 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5579 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5579.

Visibility of HR5579 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 HR5579 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: 127.9°
Max altitude: 0.6°
Azimuth: 232.1°

Distance of HR5579 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5579 is distant 625.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

191.94 pc
625.72 ly
15 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5579

HR5579 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5579 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5579. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5579