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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: 16.4°   Azimuth: 167.2°   Direction: South-South-East

HR5504 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5504 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5504 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5504 is -0.062 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.104 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5504 star
DSS2 image of HR5504. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5504 during the next 1000 years (-1.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.73 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5504


HR5504 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 16.4°
Azimuth: 167.2°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5504

HR5504 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 HR5504 are provided in the following table:

14h 46m 10s
-21° 10’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5504 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5504 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5504.

Visibility of HR5504 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 HR5504 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: 111.2°
Max altitude: 17.3°
Azimuth: 248.8°

Distance of HR5504 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5504 is distant 137.90 light years from the Sun

42.30 pc
137.90 ly
-0.062 arcsec/year
-0.104 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5504

HR5504 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5504 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5504. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5504 star system properties

HR5504 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 HR5504 double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5504