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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:51  
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SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: 24.7°   Azimuth: 49.7°   Direction: North-East

HR5299 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5299 visual magnitude is 5.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5299 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 HR5299 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5299 star
DSS2 image of HR5299. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5299 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5299


HR5299 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 24.7°
Azimuth: 49.7°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5299

HR5299 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 HR5299 are provided in the following table:

14h 07m 55s
+43° 51’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5299 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5299 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5299.

Visibility of HR5299 from your location

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

HR5299 is circumpolar and transits at 00:09 UTC (altitude: 82.4°)

Distance of HR5299 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5299 is distant 465.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

142.65 pc
465.05 ly
-36 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5299

HR5299 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5299 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5299. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5299