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Altitude: -27.7°   Azimuth: 317.3°   Direction: North-West

HR5313 is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5313 visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5313 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 HR5313:


HR5313 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -27.7°
Azimuth: 317.3°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5313

HR5313 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 HR5313 are provided in the following table:

14h 12m 15s
+02° 24’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5313 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5313 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5313.

Visibility of HR5313 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 HR5313 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: 87.6°
Max altitude: 40.9°
Azimuth: 272.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5313

The image below is a photograph of HR5313 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 HR5313 is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5313 star
DSS2 image of HR5313. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5313 during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5313 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5313 is distant 261.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

80.32 pc
261.85 ly
-2 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5313

HR5313 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star. HR5313 is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5313 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5313. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5313 star system properties

HR5313 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5313 double sysyem:

59.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5313