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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: 56.9°   Azimuth: 260.1°   Direction: West

HR5204 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5204 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5204 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 HR5204:


HR5204 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 56.9°
Azimuth: 260.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5204

HR5204 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5204 are provided in the following table:

13h 49m 45s
+36° 37’ 58”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5204 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5204 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5204.

Visibility of HR5204 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 HR5204 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: 53.4°
Max altitude: 75.2°
Azimuth: 306.6°
HR5204 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5204

The image below is a photograph of HR5204 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 HR5204 is -0.074 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5204 star
DSS2 image of HR5204. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5204 during the next 10000 years (-12.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5204 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5204 is distant 211.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

64.89 pc
211.55 ly
-12 km/s
-0.074 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5204

HR5204 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5204 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5204. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5204