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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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5 Librae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 15:02 | Tran: 19:39 | Set: 0:15
Alt: 12.40°   Az: 224.16°   Direction: South-West

5 Librae is a double giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Libra.

5 Librae visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its faintness, 5 Librae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of 5 Librae star
DSS2 image of 5 Librae. The red arrow shows the motion of 5 Librae during the next 10000 years (-5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

14h 47m 19s
-15° 33’ 42”
02h 59m 44s
17h 47m 04s

J2000

14h 45m 57s
-15° 27’ 34”

Galactic Coordinates

339.48°
39.15°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 5 Librae star
Simplified finder chart for 5 Librae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.33
Giant

-1.33
K1III
4328K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 5 Librae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 5 Librae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

5 Librae 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 5 Librae double sysyem:

6.33
11.03
4.7
3.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

5 Librae is distant 1,108.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

340.14
1,108.84
-40 km/s
-0.032 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

SAO158788
SAO158788

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 5 Librae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.6°
Max altitude: 23.0°
Azimuth: 254.4°