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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: 5.4°   Azimuth: 72.5°   Direction: East-North-East

HR5512 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5512 visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5512 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 HR5512 is -0.084 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5512 star
DSS2 image of HR5512. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5512 during the next 10000 years (-14.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5512


HR5512 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.4°
Azimuth: 72.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5512

HR5512 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 HR5512 are provided in the following table:

14h 46m 05s
+15° 07’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5512 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5512 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5512.

Visibility of HR5512 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 HR5512 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: 74.9°
Max altitude: 53.7°
Azimuth: 285.1°

Distance of HR5512 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5512 is distant 908.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

278.55 pc
908.08 ly
-22 km/s
-0.084 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5512

HR5512 belongs to spectral class M5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5512 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5512. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5512