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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:06 south
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HR5215 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5215 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5215 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 HR5215:

HR5215 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 43°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5215

HR5215 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 HR5215 are provided in the following table:

13h 51m 09s
+34° 39’ 51”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5215 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5215 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5215.

Visibility of HR5215 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 HR5215 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: 55.3°
Max altitude: 73.2°
Azimuth: 304.7°
HR5215 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5215

The image below is a photograph of HR5215 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 HR5215 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.054 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5215 star
DSS2 image of HR5215. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5215 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5215 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5215 is distant 676.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

207.47 pc
676.35 ly
-40 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.054 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5215

HR5215 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5215 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5215. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5215