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HR5097 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5097 visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5097 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 HR5097:

HR5097 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 5°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5097

HR5097 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5097 are provided in the following table:

13h 32m 35s
-28° 41’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5097 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5097 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5097.

Visibility of HR5097 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 HR5097 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: 118.7°
Max altitude: 9.8°
Azimuth: 241.3°
HR5097 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5097

The image below is a photograph of HR5097 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 HR5097 is -0.095 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5097 star
DSS2 image of HR5097. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5097 during the next 1000 years (-1.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.37 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5097 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5097 is distant 213.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

65.57 pc
213.77 ly
-22 km/s
-0.095 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5097

HR5097 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5097 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5097. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5097