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HR5479 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR5479 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5479 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 HR5479:

HR5479 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 59°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5479

HR5479 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 HR5479 are provided in the following table:

14h 33m 38s
+79° 39’ 37”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5479 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5479 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5479.

Visibility of HR5479 from your location

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

HR5479 is circumpolar and transits at 21:41 UTC (altitude: 61.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5479

The image below is a photograph of HR5479 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 HR5479 is -0.101 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.081 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5479 star
DSS2 image of HR5479. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5479 during the next 1000 years (-1.68 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.35 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5479 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5479 is distant 461.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

141.44 pc
461.10 ly
-23 km/s
-0.101 arcsec/year
0.081 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5479

HR5479 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5479 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5479. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5479