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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:48  
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HR5059 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5059 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5059 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 HR5059:

HR5059 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 37°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5059

HR5059 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 HR5059 are provided in the following table:

13h 26m 11s
-01° 11’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5059 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5059 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5059.

Visibility of HR5059 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 HR5059 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: 91.2°
Max altitude: 37.3°
Azimuth: 268.8°
HR5059 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5059

The image below is a photograph of HR5059 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 HR5059 is -0.111 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5059 star
DSS2 image of HR5059. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5059 during the next 1000 years (-1.85 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.07 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5059 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5059 is distant 245.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

75.19 pc
245.11 ly
-20 km/s
-0.111 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5059

HR5059 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5059 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5059. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5059