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north SunriseRise: 6:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:50 south
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Altitude: -46.3°   Azimuth: 280.7°   Direction: West

HR5197 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5197 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5197 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 HR5197:


HR5197 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -46.3°
Azimuth: 280.7°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5197

HR5197 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5197 are provided in the following table:

13h 50m 06s
-29° 04’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5197 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5197 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5197.

Visibility of HR5197 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 HR5197 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: 119.1°
Max altitude: 9.4°
Azimuth: 240.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5197

The image below is a photograph of HR5197 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 HR5197 is -0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5197 star
DSS2 image of HR5197. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5197 during the next 10000 years (-8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5197 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5197 is distant 361.42 light years from the Sun

110.86 pc
361.42 ly
-0.048 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5197

HR5197 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5197 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5197. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5197