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Altitude: 56.2°   Azimuth: 273.4°   Direction: West

HR5096 is a giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5096 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5096 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 HR5096:


HR5096 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 56.2°
Azimuth: 273.4°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5096

HR5096 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 HR5096 are provided in the following table:

13h 31m 15s
+42° 06’ 21”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5096 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5096 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5096.

Visibility of HR5096 from your location

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

HR5096 is circumpolar and transits at 08:19 UTC (altitude: 80.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5096

The image below is a photograph of HR5096 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 HR5096 is -0.093 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5096 star
DSS2 image of HR5096. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5096 during the next 1000 years (-1.55 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.43 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5096 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5096 is distant 263.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

80.78 pc
263.33 ly
-20 km/s
-0.093 arcsec/year
0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5096

HR5096 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5096 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5096. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5096