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Altitude: 26.4°   Azimuth: 303.0°   Direction: West-North-West

HR5077 is a giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5077 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5077 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 HR5077:


HR5077 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 26.4°
Azimuth: 303.0°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5077

HR5077 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5077 are provided in the following table:

13h 28m 26s
+40° 43’ 46”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5077 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5077 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5077.

Visibility of HR5077 from your location

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

HR5077 is circumpolar and transits at 09:00 UTC (altitude: 79.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5077

The image below is a photograph of HR5077 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 HR5077 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.056 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5077 star
DSS2 image of HR5077. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5077 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5077 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5077 is distant 431.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 58 kilometers per second.

132.45 pc
431.79 ly
-58 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.056 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5077

HR5077 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5077 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5077. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5077