5 Serpentis is a white subgiant star in the constellation Serpens. At 83 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 5.04. 5 Serpentis is the primary component of a multiple-star system. The star's age is estimated to be 3.1 billion years but is certainly no less than 2.7 billion years and no greater than 3.6 billion years. The iron abundance of 5 Serpentis is -0.04 (91.2% of the Sun). It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 93.9 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 16,100 and 48,800 light years from the center of the Galaxy. It came closest to the Sun 153,000 years ago when it had brightened to magnitude 4.60 from a distance of 67 light years.
Sky position: RA 15h 19.3m, Dec +1░ 46.2'
Common designations: 5 Serpentis, HIP 74975, HD 136202, HR 5694
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