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HR5131

Altitude: 56.2°   Azimuth: 338.5°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5131 is a giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR5131 visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5131 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 HR5131:

6.57
Giant

HR5131 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 56.2°
Azimuth: 338.5°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5131

HR5131 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5131 are provided in the following table:

13h 34m 42s
+76° 32’ 48”
119.65°
40.3°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5131 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5131 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5131.

Visibility of HR5131 from your location

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

HR5131 is circumpolar and transits at 20:15 UTC (altitude: 64.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5131

The image below is a photograph of HR5131 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 HR5131 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5131 star
DSS2 image of HR5131. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5131 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5131 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5131 is distant 1,025.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

314.47 pc
1,025.16 ly
-14 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5131

HR5131 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.92
K5III
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5131 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5131. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5131

SAO7848
SAO7848