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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR5246 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5246 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5246 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 HR5246:

HR5246 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5246

HR5246 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 HR5246 are provided in the following table:

13h 57m 27s
-23° 01’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5246 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5246 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5246.

Visibility of HR5246 from your location

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

Today's HR5246 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.0°
Max altitude: 15.5°
Azimuth: 247.0°
HR5246 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5246

The image below is a photograph of HR5246 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 HR5246 is -0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5246 star
DSS2 image of HR5246. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5246 during the next 10000 years (-6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5246 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5246 is distant 595.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

182.82 pc
595.98 ly
1 km/s
-0.041 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5246

HR5246 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5246 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5246. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5246