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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: 5.8°   Azimuth: 81.8°   Direction: East

HR5270 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5270 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5270 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 HR5270 is -0.196 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.063 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5270 star
DSS2 image of HR5270. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5270 during the next 1000 years (-3.27 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.05 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5270


HR5270 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.8°
Azimuth: 81.8°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5270

HR5270 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 HR5270 are provided in the following table:

14h 02m 31s
+09° 41’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5270 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5270 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5270.

Visibility of HR5270 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 HR5270 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: 80.3°
Max altitude: 48.2°
Azimuth: 279.7°

Distance of HR5270 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5270 is distant 867.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

265.96 pc
867.02 ly
-23 km/s
-0.196 arcsec/year
-0.063 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5270

HR5270 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5270 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5270. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5270