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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:29
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Altitude: 46.7°   Azimuth: 333.9°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5073 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR5073 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5073 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 HR5073 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5073 star
DSS2 image of HR5073. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5073 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5073


HR5073 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 46.7°
Azimuth: 333.9°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5073

HR5073 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 HR5073 are provided in the following table:

13h 26m 08s
+72° 23’ 29”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5073 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5073 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5073.

Visibility of HR5073 from your location

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

HR5073 is circumpolar and transits at 03:08 UTC (altitude: 69.1°)

Distance of HR5073 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5073 is distant 1,009.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 48 kilometers per second.

309.60 pc
1,009.29 ly
-48 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5073

HR5073 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5073 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5073. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5073 star system properties

HR5073 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5073 double sysyem:

25.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5073