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HR5160 is a giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5160 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5160 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 HR5160:

HR5160 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 72°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5160

HR5160 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 HR5160 are provided in the following table:

13h 42m 28s
+41° 40’ 27”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5160 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5160 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5160.

Visibility of HR5160 from your location

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

HR5160 is circumpolar and transits at 21:06 UTC (altitude: 80.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5160

The image below is a photograph of HR5160 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 HR5160 is -0.09 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5160 star
DSS2 image of HR5160. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5160 during the next 10000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5160 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5160 is distant 942.20 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

289.02 pc
942.20 ly
-33 km/s
-0.09 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5160

HR5160 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5160 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5160. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5160