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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 18:09 | Tran: 21:11 | Set: 0:13
Altitude: -7.0°   Azimuth: 129.2°   Direction: South-East

HR5197 is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5197 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its faintness, HR5197 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5197

Finder chart HR5197 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR5197


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

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

Alternative designations of HR5197


Visibility of HR5197 from your location

Today's HR5197 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.1°
Max altitude: 9.4°
Azimuth: 240.9°