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Altitude: -41.0°   Azimuth: 170.6°   Direction: South

HR5306 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Apus.

HR5306 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5306 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 HR5306:

Bright giant

HR5306 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -41.0°
Azimuth: 170.6°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5306

HR5306 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5306 are provided in the following table:

14h 16m 54s
-77° 39’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5306 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5306 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5306.

Visibility of HR5306 from your location

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

HR5306 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5306

The image below is a photograph of HR5306 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 HR5306 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5306 star
DSS2 image of HR5306. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5306 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5306 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5306 is distant 2,362.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

724.64 pc
2,362.32 ly
-10 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5306

HR5306 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5306 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5306. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5306