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Altitude: -57.1°   Azimuth: 204.3°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5279 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Apus.

HR5279 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5279 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 HR5279:


HR5279 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -57.1°
Azimuth: 204.3°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5279

HR5279 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 HR5279 are provided in the following table:

14h 08m 27s
-74° 51’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5279 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5279 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5279.

Visibility of HR5279 from your location

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

HR5279 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5279

The image below is a photograph of HR5279 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 HR5279 is -0.252 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.179 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5279 star
DSS2 image of HR5279. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5279 during the next 1000 years (-4.20 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.98 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5279 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5279 is distant 93.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

28.68 pc
93.49 ly
-22 km/s
-0.252 arcsec/year
0.179 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5279

HR5279 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5279 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5279. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5279

Gl 539.1