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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 45.7°   Azimuth: 258.1°   Direction: West-South-West

HR5145 is a double giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5145 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5145 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 HR5145:


HR5145 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 45.7°
Azimuth: 258.1°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5145

HR5145 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 HR5145 are provided in the following table:

13h 40m 39s
+28° 03’ 55”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5145 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5145 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5145.

Visibility of HR5145 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 HR5145 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: 61.9°
Max altitude: 66.6°
Azimuth: 298.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5145

The image below is a photograph of HR5145 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 HR5145 is -0.066 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5145 star
DSS2 image of HR5145. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5145 during the next 10000 years (-11.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5145 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5145 is distant 381.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 63 kilometers per second.

117.10 pc
381.73 ly
-63 km/s
-0.066 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5145

HR5145 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5145 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5145. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5145 star system properties

HR5145 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5145 double sysyem:

91.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5145