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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:41  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -12.2°   Azimuth: 69.1°   Direction: East-North-East

HR5031 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5031 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5031 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 HR5031:


HR5031 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.2°
Azimuth: 69.1°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5031

HR5031 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5031 are provided in the following table:

13h 20m 41s
+02° 56’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5031 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5031 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5031.

Visibility of HR5031 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 HR5031 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: 87.1°
Max altitude: 41.5°
Azimuth: 272.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5031

The image below is a photograph of HR5031 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 HR5031 is -0.059 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5031 star
DSS2 image of HR5031. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5031 during the next 10000 years (-9.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5031 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5031 is distant 409.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

125.47 pc
409.03 ly
-4 km/s
-0.059 arcsec/year
-0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5031

HR5031 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5031 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5031. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5031 star system properties

HR5031 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5031 double sysyem:

1.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5031