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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:50  
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HR5143 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5143 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5143 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 HR5143:

Bright giant
HR5143 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 55°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5143

HR5143 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 HR5143 are provided in the following table:

13h 40m 15s
+31° 00’ 42”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5143 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5143 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5143.

Visibility of HR5143 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 HR5143 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: 59.0°
Max altitude: 69.5°
Azimuth: 301.0°
HR5143 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5143

The image below is a photograph of HR5143 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 HR5143 is -0.078 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.087 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5143 star
DSS2 image of HR5143. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5143 during the next 10000 years (-13.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 14.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5143 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5143 is distant 539.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

165.56 pc
539.74 ly
-18 km/s
-0.078 arcsec/year
0.087 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5143

HR5143 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5143 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5143. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5143