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HR5002 is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Musca.

HR5002 visual magnitude is 4.87. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5002 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5002:

HR5002 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5002

HR5002 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 HR5002 are provided in the following table:

13h 17m 12s
-66° 47’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5002 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5002 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5002.

Visibility of HR5002 from your location

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

HR5002 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5002

The image below is a photograph of HR5002 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 HR5002 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5002 star
DSS2 image of HR5002. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5002 during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5002 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5002 is distant 1,185.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

363.64 pc
1,185.45 ly
-10 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5002

HR5002 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5002 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5002. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5002