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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:34  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:31


HR5256 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

HR5256 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5256 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 HR5256:

HR5256 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 31°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5256

HR5256 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 HR5256 are provided in the following table:

13h 57m 32s
+61° 29’ 34”
Ursa Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5256 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5256 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5256.

Visibility of HR5256 from your location

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

HR5256 is circumpolar and transits at 01:16 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5256

The image below is a photograph of HR5256 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 HR5256 is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.21 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5256 star
DSS2 image of HR5256. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5256 during the next 1000 years (-0.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5256 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5256 is distant 32.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

10.10 pc
32.94 ly
-25 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
0.21 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5256

HR5256 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5256 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5256. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5256