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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: -0.7°   Azimuth: 67.0°   Direction: East-North-East

HR5473 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5473 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5473 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 HR5473 is 0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5473 star
DSS2 image of HR5473. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5473 during the next 10000 years (9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5473


HR5473 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -0.7°
Azimuth: 67.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5473

HR5473 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 HR5473 are provided in the following table:

14h 40m 42s
+13° 32’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5473 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5473 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5473.

Visibility of HR5473 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 HR5473 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: 76.5°
Max altitude: 52.1°
Azimuth: 283.5°

Distance of HR5473 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5473 is distant 173.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

53.11 pc
173.13 ly
-8 km/s
0.055 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5473

HR5473 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5473 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5473. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5473