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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:45  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -2.2°   Azimuth: 271.5°   Direction: West

HR5522 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5522 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5522 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 HR5522:


HR5522 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.2°
Azimuth: 271.5°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5522

HR5522 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 HR5522 are provided in the following table:

14h 48m 54s
-00° 50’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5522 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5522 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5522.

Visibility of HR5522 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 HR5522 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: 90.8°
Max altitude: 37.7°
Azimuth: 269.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5522

The image below is a photograph of HR5522 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 HR5522 is -0.008 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 HR5522 star
DSS2 image of HR5522. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5522 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5522 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5522 is distant 352.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

108.23 pc
352.81 ly
-16 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5522

HR5522 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5522 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5522. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5522