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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -52.5°   Azimuth: 26.0°   Direction: North-North-East

HR5301 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5301 visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5301 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5301:


HR5301 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -52.5°
Azimuth: 26.0°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5301

HR5301 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 HR5301 are provided in the following table:

14h 10m 50s
-16° 18’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5301 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5301 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5301.

Visibility of HR5301 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 HR5301 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: 106.3°
Max altitude: 22.2°
Azimuth: 253.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5301

The image below is a photograph of HR5301 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 HR5301 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5301 star
DSS2 image of HR5301. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5301 during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5301 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5301 is distant 541.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

166.11 pc
541.53 ly
18 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5301

HR5301 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5301 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5301. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5301