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Altitude: 29.7°   Azimuth: 334.7°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5492 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5492 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5492 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 HR5492:


HR5492 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 29.7°
Azimuth: 334.7°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5492

HR5492 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 HR5492 are provided in the following table:

14h 42m 03s
+61° 15’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5492 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5492 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5492.

Visibility of HR5492 from your location

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

HR5492 is circumpolar and transits at 10:09 UTC (altitude: 80.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5492

The image below is a photograph of HR5492 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 HR5492 is 0.07 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5492 star
DSS2 image of HR5492. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5492 during the next 10000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5492 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5492 is distant 138.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

42.61 pc
138.90 ly
-6 km/s
0.07 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5492

HR5492 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5492 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5492. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5492 star system properties

HR5492 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5492 double sysyem:

4.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5492