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Altitude: -14.1°   Azimuth: 205.3°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5494 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5494 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5494 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 HR5494:


HR5494 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.1°
Azimuth: 205.3°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5494

HR5494 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5494 are provided in the following table:

14h 46m 29s
-47° 26’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5494 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5494 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5494.

Visibility of HR5494 from your location

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

HR5494 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5494

The image below is a photograph of HR5494 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 HR5494 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5494 star
DSS2 image of HR5494. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5494 during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5494 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5494 is distant 339.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

104.28 pc
339.94 ly
-11 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5494

HR5494 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5494 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5494. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5494