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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:07 south
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Altitude: 34.8°   Azimuth: 131.1°   Direction: South-East

HR5183 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5183 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5183 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 HR5183:


HR5183 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 34.8°
Azimuth: 131.1°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5183

HR5183 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 HR5183 are provided in the following table:

13h 46m 57s
+06° 21’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5183 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5183 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5183.

Visibility of HR5183 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 HR5183 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: 83.6°
Max altitude: 44.9°
Azimuth: 276.4°
HR5183 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5183

The image below is a photograph of HR5183 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 HR5183 is -0.51 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.108 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5183 star
DSS2 image of HR5183. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5183 during the next 1000 years (-8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.80 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5183 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5183 is distant 99.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

30.62 pc
99.82 ly
-31 km/s
-0.51 arcsec/year
-0.108 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5183

HR5183 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5183 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5183. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5183 star system properties

HR5183 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5183 double sysyem:

486 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5183