HR5178 is a double giant star in the constellation of Virgo.
HR5178 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5178 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 HR5178:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5178
HR5178 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 HR5178 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5178 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5178 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5178
The image below is a photograph of HR5178 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 HR5178 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR5178 from the Sun and relative movement
HR5178 is distant 511.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR5178
HR5178 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5178 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR5178 star system properties
HR5178 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5178 double sysyem: