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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -55.0°   Azimuth: 324.6°   Direction: North-West

HR5438 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5438 visual magnitude is 6.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5438 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 HR5438:


HR5438 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -55.0°
Azimuth: 324.6°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5438

HR5438 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 HR5438 are provided in the following table:

14h 34m 50s
-20° 26’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5438 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5438 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5438.

Visibility of HR5438 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 HR5438 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: 110.4°
Max altitude: 18.1°
Azimuth: 249.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5438

The image below is a photograph of HR5438 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 HR5438 is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5438 star
DSS2 image of HR5438. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5438 during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5438 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5438 is distant 612.78 light years from the Sun

187.97 pc
612.78 ly
0.017 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5438

HR5438 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5438 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5438. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5438