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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -50.0°   Azimuth: 21.9°   Direction: North-North-East

HR5106 is a variable and multiple star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5106 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5106 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 HR5106:


HR5106 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -50.0°
Azimuth: 21.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5106

HR5106 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 HR5106 are provided in the following table:

13h 34m 40s
-13° 12’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5106 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5106 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5106.

Visibility of HR5106 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 HR5106 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: 103.2°
Max altitude: 25.3°
Azimuth: 256.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5106

The image below is a photograph of HR5106 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 HR5106 is -0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5106 star
DSS2 image of HR5106. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5106 during the next 10000 years (-7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5106 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5106 is distant 507.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

155.52 pc
507.00 ly
-20 km/s
-0.044 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5106

HR5106 belongs to spectral class A2 HR5106 is also a SrEuCr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5106 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5106. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5106 star system properties

HR5106 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 HR5106 double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5106