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HR5179 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5179 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5179 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 HR5179:

HR5179 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 53°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5179

HR5179 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 HR5179 are provided in the following table:

13h 46m 13s
+41° 05’ 18”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5179 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5179 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5179.

Visibility of HR5179 from your location

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

HR5179 is circumpolar and transits at 20:57 UTC (altitude: 79.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5179

The image below is a photograph of HR5179 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 HR5179 is -0.114 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5179 star
DSS2 image of HR5179. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5179 during the next 1000 years (-1.90 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.72 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5179 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5179 is distant 167.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

51.33 pc
167.35 ly
-13 km/s
-0.114 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5179

HR5179 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5179 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5179. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5179