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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5059 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5059 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR5059 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
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.