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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -33.8°   Azimuth: 226.4°   Direction: South-West

HR5495 is a double giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5495 visual magnitude is 5.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5495 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 HR5495 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.082 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5495 star
DSS2 image of HR5495. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5495 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5495


HR5495 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.8°
Azimuth: 226.4°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5495

HR5495 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 HR5495 are provided in the following table:

14h 47m 01s
-52° 23’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5495 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5495 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5495.

Visibility of HR5495 from your location

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

HR5495 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5495 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5495 is distant 259.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

79.49 pc
259.14 ly
-21 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.082 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5495

HR5495 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5495 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5495. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5495 star system properties

HR5495 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5495 double sysyem:

8.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5495