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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: 9.5°   Azimuth: 88.4°   Direction: East

HR5156 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5156 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5156 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5156 is -0.382 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.09 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5156 star
DSS2 image of HR5156. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5156 during the next 1000 years (-6.37 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5156


HR5156 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.5°
Azimuth: 88.4°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5156

HR5156 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 HR5156 are provided in the following table:

13h 42m 12s
+08° 23’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5156 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5156 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5156.

Visibility of HR5156 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 HR5156 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: 81.6°
Max altitude: 46.9°
Azimuth: 278.4°

Distance of HR5156 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5156 is distant 116.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

35.77 pc
116.60 ly
-11 km/s
-0.382 arcsec/year
-0.09 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5156

HR5156 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5156 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5156. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5156