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HR5258

HR5258 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5258 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5258 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 HR5258:

6.4
Main-sequence
HR5258 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 2°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5258

HR5258 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 HR5258 are provided in the following table:

13h 59m 49s
-03° 32’ 58”
333.84°
55.17°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5258 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5258 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5258.

Visibility of HR5258 from your location

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

Today's HR5258 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.5°
Max altitude: 35.0°
Azimuth: 266.5°
HR5258 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5258

The image below is a photograph of HR5258 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 HR5258 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5258 star
DSS2 image of HR5258. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5258 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5258 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5258 is distant 252.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

77.58 pc
252.91 ly
-8 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5258

HR5258 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.95
F8V
6435K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5258 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5258. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5258

SAO139666
SAO139666