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HR5424

HR5424 is a double giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5424 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5424 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 HR5424:

6.02
Giant
HR5424 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5424

HR5424 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 HR5424 are provided in the following table:

14h 30m 45s
+04° 46’ 19”
353.97°
57.44°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5424 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5424 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5424.

Visibility of HR5424 from your location

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

Today's HR5424 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 85.2°
Max altitude: 43.3°
Azimuth: 274.8°
HR5424 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5424

The image below is a photograph of HR5424 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 HR5424 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5424 star
DSS2 image of HR5424. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5424 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5424 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5424 is distant 1,079.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

331.13 pc
1,079.47 ly
6 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5424

HR5424 belongs to spectral class K4

-1.58
K4
3918K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5424 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5424. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5424 star system properties

HR5424 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5424 double sysyem:

6.02
9.52
3.5
55.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5424

SAO120504
SAO120504