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Altitude: -33.6°   Azimuth: 133.5°   Direction: South-East

HR5498 is a double giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5498 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5498 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 HR5498 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5498 star
DSS2 image of HR5498. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5498 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5498


HR5498 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.6°
Azimuth: 133.5°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5498

HR5498 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 HR5498 are provided in the following table:

14h 47m 12s
-52° 12’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5498 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5498 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5498.

Visibility of HR5498 from your location

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

HR5498 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5498 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5498 is distant 2,414.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

740.74 pc
2,414.81 ly
-34 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5498

HR5498 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5498 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5498. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5498 star system properties

HR5498 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 HR5498 double sysyem:

39.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5498