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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -45.7°   Azimuth: 357.6°   Direction: North

HR5101 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5101 visual magnitude is 6.68. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5101 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 HR5101:


HR5101 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -45.7°
Azimuth: 357.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5101

HR5101 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 HR5101 are provided in the following table:

13h 33m 00s
-07° 11’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5101 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5101 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5101.

Visibility of HR5101 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 HR5101 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: 97.2°
Max altitude: 31.3°
Azimuth: 262.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5101

The image below is a photograph of HR5101 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 HR5101 is 0.05 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5101 star
DSS2 image of HR5101. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5101 during the next 10000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR5101

HR5101 belongs to spectral class M7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


Alternative designations of HR5101