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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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HR5202 is a giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5202 visual magnitude is 6.53. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5202 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 HR5202:

HR5202 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 17°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5202

HR5202 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 HR5202 are provided in the following table:

13h 50m 34s
-19° 53’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5202 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5202 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5202.

Visibility of HR5202 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 HR5202 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: 109.9°
Max altitude: 18.6°
Azimuth: 250.1°
HR5202 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5202

The image below is a photograph of HR5202 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 HR5202 is -0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5202 star
DSS2 image of HR5202. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5202 during the next 10000 years (-7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5202 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5202 is distant 293.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

90.01 pc
293.43 ly
-30 km/s
-0.046 arcsec/year
0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5202

HR5202 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5202 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5202. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5202