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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR5437

HR5437 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5437 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5437 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 HR5437:

6.27
Hypergiant
HR5437 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 32°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5437

HR5437 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5437 are provided in the following table:

14h 31m 42s
+60° 13’ 32”
102.58°
52.76°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5437 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5437 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5437.

Visibility of HR5437 from your location

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

HR5437 is circumpolar and transits at 05:23 UTC (altitude: 81.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5437

The image below is a photograph of HR5437 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 HR5437 is -0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5437 star
DSS2 image of HR5437. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5437 during the next 10000 years (-8.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5437 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5437 is distant 416.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

127.71 pc
416.35 ly
-19 km/s
-0.049 arcsec/year
0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5437

HR5437 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.74
F0III
7866K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5437 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5437. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5437

SAO16411
SAO16411