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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -30.4°   Azimuth: 95.5°   Direction: East

HR5314 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5314 visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5314 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 HR5314:


HR5314 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.4°
Azimuth: 95.5°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5314

HR5314 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5314 are provided in the following table:

14h 13m 13s
-26° 36’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5314 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5314 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5314.

Visibility of HR5314 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 HR5314 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: 116.6°
Max altitude: 11.9°
Azimuth: 243.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5314

The image below is a photograph of HR5314 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 HR5314 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5314 star
DSS2 image of HR5314. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5314 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5314 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5314 is distant 708.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

217.39 pc
708.70 ly
-10 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5314

HR5314 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5314 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5314. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5314