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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Altitude: 12.7°   Azimuth: 200.8°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5080 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5080 visual magnitude is 4.97. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5080 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5080 is -0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5080 star
DSS2 image of HR5080. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5080 during the next 10000 years (-9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5080


HR5080 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 12.7°
Azimuth: 200.8°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5080

HR5080 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 HR5080 are provided in the following table:

13h 29m 42s
-23° 16’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5080 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5080 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5080.

Visibility of HR5080 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 HR5080 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: 113.3°
Max altitude: 15.2°
Azimuth: 246.7°

Distance of HR5080 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5080 is distant 2,012.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

617.28 pc
2,012.35 ly
-10 km/s
-0.056 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5080

HR5080 belongs to spectral class M7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5080 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5080. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5080 star system properties

HR5080 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 HR5080 double sysyem:

21.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5080