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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:49  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 18.7°   Azimuth: 165.4°   Direction: South-South-East

HR5355 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5355 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5355 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 HR5355:


HR5355 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 18.7°
Azimuth: 165.4°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5355

HR5355 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 HR5355 are provided in the following table:

14h 18m 38s
-18° 42’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5355 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5355 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5355.

Visibility of HR5355 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 HR5355 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: 108.7°
Max altitude: 19.8°
Azimuth: 251.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5355

The image below is a photograph of HR5355 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 HR5355 is -0.059 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5355 star
DSS2 image of HR5355. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5355 during the next 10000 years (-9.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5355 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5355 is distant 294.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

90.25 pc
294.22 ly
-9 km/s
-0.059 arcsec/year
-0.042 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5355

HR5355 belongs to spectral class A0 HR5355 is also a CrEu chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5355 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5355. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5355