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HR5116 is a giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5116 visual magnitude is 6.84. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5116 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 HR5116:

HR5116 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 34°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5116

HR5116 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 HR5116 are provided in the following table:

13h 35m 14s
+44° 11’ 48”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5116 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5116 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5116.

Visibility of HR5116 from your location

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

HR5116 is circumpolar and transits at 21:10 UTC (altitude: 82.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5116

The image below is a photograph of HR5116 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 HR5116 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5116 star
DSS2 image of HR5116. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5116 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5116 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5116 is distant 388.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

119.05 pc
388.10 ly
-26 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5116

HR5116 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5116 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5116. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5116