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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 51.8°   Azimuth: 348.3°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5203 is a giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR5203 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5203 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 HR5203:


HR5203 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 51.8°
Azimuth: 348.3°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5203

HR5203 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5203 are provided in the following table:

13h 42m 23s
+82° 45’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5203 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5203 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5203.

Visibility of HR5203 from your location

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

HR5203 is circumpolar and transits at 20:22 UTC (altitude: 58.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5203

The image below is a photograph of HR5203 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 HR5203 is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5203 star
DSS2 image of HR5203. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5203 during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5203 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5203 is distant 363.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 50 kilometers per second.

111.61 pc
363.84 ly
-50 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5203

HR5203 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5203 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5203. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5203