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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -39.5°   Azimuth: 349.7°   Direction: North

HR5496 is a giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5496 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5496 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 HR5496:


HR5496 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.5°
Azimuth: 349.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5496

HR5496 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 HR5496 are provided in the following table:

14h 45m 11s
-01° 25’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5496 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5496 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5496.

Visibility of HR5496 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 HR5496 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: 91.4°
Max altitude: 37.1°
Azimuth: 268.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5496

The image below is a photograph of HR5496 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 HR5496 is -0.053 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5496 star
DSS2 image of HR5496. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5496 during the next 10000 years (-8.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5496 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5496 is distant 510.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 47 kilometers per second.

156.74 pc
510.97 ly
-47 km/s
-0.053 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5496

HR5496 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5496 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5496. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5496