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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:05 south
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HR5209 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5209 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5209 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 HR5209:

HR5209 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5209

HR5209 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 HR5209 are provided in the following table:

13h 51m 20s
-24° 23’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5209 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5209 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5209.

Visibility of HR5209 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 HR5209 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: 114.4°
Max altitude: 14.1°
Azimuth: 245.6°
HR5209 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5209

The image below is a photograph of HR5209 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 HR5209 is -0.572 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.302 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5209 star
DSS2 image of HR5209. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5209 during the next 1000 years (-9.53 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.03 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5209 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5209 is distant 64.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

19.92 pc
64.94 ly
2 km/s
-0.572 arcsec/year
-0.302 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5209

HR5209 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5209 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5209. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5209