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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: 18.2°   Azimuth: 77.3°   Direction: East-North-East

HR5472 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5472 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5472 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5472 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5472 star
DSS2 image of HR5472. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5472 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5472


HR5472 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 18.2°
Azimuth: 77.3°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5472

HR5472 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 HR5472 are provided in the following table:

14h 40m 21s
+21° 58’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5472 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5472 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5472.

Visibility of HR5472 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 HR5472 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: 68.0°
Max altitude: 60.5°
Azimuth: 292.0°

Distance of HR5472 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5472 is distant 344.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

105.60 pc
344.24 ly
1 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5472

HR5472 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5472 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5472. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5472