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Altitude: -18.1°   Azimuth: 206.1°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5377 is a double giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5377 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5377 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 HR5377:


HR5377 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.1°
Azimuth: 206.1°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5377

HR5377 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 HR5377 are provided in the following table:

14h 23m 20s
-50° 46’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5377 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5377 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5377.

Visibility of HR5377 from your location

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

HR5377 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5377

The image below is a photograph of HR5377 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 HR5377 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5377 star
DSS2 image of HR5377. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5377 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5377 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5377 is distant 802.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

246.31 pc
802.96 ly
-7 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5377

HR5377 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5377 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5377. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5377 star system properties

HR5377 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5377 double sysyem:

1.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5377