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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: -35.7°   Azimuth: 269.5°   Direction: West

HR5265 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5265 visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5265 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5265 is -0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5265 star
DSS2 image of HR5265. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5265 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5265


HR5265 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.7°
Azimuth: 269.5°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5265

HR5265 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5265 are provided in the following table:

14h 02m 22s
-27° 25’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5265 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5265 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5265.

Visibility of HR5265 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 HR5265 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: 117.4°
Max altitude: 11.1°
Azimuth: 242.6°

Distance of HR5265 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5265 is distant 434.09 light years from the Sun

133.16 pc
434.09 ly
-0.033 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5265

HR5265 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5265 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5265. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5265