HR5053 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.
HR5053 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5053 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 HR5053:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5053
HR5053 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 HR5053 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5053 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5053 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5053
The image below is a photograph of HR5053 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 HR5053 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR5053 from the Sun and relative movement
HR5053 is distant 537.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR5053
HR5053 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5053 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.