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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 7.7°   Azimuth: 212.9°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5309 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5309 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5309 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 HR5309 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 HR5309 star
DSS2 image of HR5309. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5309 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5309


HR5309 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 7.7°
Azimuth: 212.9°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5309

HR5309 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 HR5309 are provided in the following table:

14h 12m 24s
-24° 21’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5309 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5309 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5309.

Visibility of HR5309 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 HR5309 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: 114.4°
Max altitude: 14.2°
Azimuth: 245.6°

Distance of HR5309 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5309 is distant 483.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

148.37 pc
483.68 ly
11 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5309

HR5309 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5309 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5309. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5309