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Altitude: 42.4°   Azimuth: 4.0°   Direction: North

HR5009 is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR5009 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5009 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5009:


HR5009 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 42.4°
Azimuth: 4.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5009

HR5009 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5009 are provided in the following table:

13h 12m 25s
+80° 28’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5009 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5009 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5009.

Visibility of HR5009 from your location

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

HR5009 is circumpolar and transits at 08:01 UTC (altitude: 61.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5009

The image below is a photograph of HR5009 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 HR5009 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5009 star
DSS2 image of HR5009. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5009 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5009 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5009 is distant 686.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

210.53 pc
686.32 ly
-11 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5009

HR5009 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5009 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5009. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5009 star system properties

HR5009 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5009 double sysyem:

1.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5009