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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Altitude: 48.5°   Azimuth: 326.5°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5018 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5018 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5018 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 HR5018 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5018 star
DSS2 image of HR5018. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5018 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5018


HR5018 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.5°
Azimuth: 326.5°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5018

HR5018 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 HR5018 are provided in the following table:

13h 16m 28s
+68° 24’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5018 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5018 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5018.

Visibility of HR5018 from your location

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

HR5018 is circumpolar and transits at 02:54 UTC (altitude: 73.1°)

Distance of HR5018 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5018 is distant 457.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

140.45 pc
457.87 ly
-7 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5018

HR5018 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5018 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5018. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5018