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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: 23.6°   Azimuth: 314.9°   Direction: North-West

HR5271 is a giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

HR5271 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5271 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5271 is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.076 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5271 star
DSS2 image of HR5271. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5271 during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5271


HR5271 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 23.6°
Azimuth: 314.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5271

HR5271 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5271 are provided in the following table:

14h 02m 12s
+45° 45’ 12”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5271 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5271 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5271.

Visibility of HR5271 from your location

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

HR5271 is circumpolar and transits at 03:52 UTC (altitude: 84.3°)

Distance of HR5271 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5271 is distant 544.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 49 kilometers per second.

166.94 pc
544.24 ly
-49 km/s
0.033 arcsec/year
-0.076 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5271

HR5271 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5271 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5271. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5271