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HR5087

HR5087 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5087 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5087 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 HR5087:

6.51
Hypergiant
HR5087 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 16°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5087

HR5087 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 HR5087 are provided in the following table:

13h 29m 57s
+06° 00’ 47”
328.11°
66.98°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5087 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5087 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5087.

Visibility of HR5087 from your location

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

Today's HR5087 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.0°
Max altitude: 44.5°
Azimuth: 276.0°
HR5087 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5087

The image below is a photograph of HR5087 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 HR5087 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5087 star
DSS2 image of HR5087. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5087 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5087 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5087 is distant 498.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

152.91 pc
498.47 ly
-19 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.05 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5087

HR5087 belongs to spectral class K0

0.59
K0
4841K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5087 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5087. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5087

SAO119961
SAO119961