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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -24.5°   Azimuth: 137.4°   Direction: South-East

HR5559 is a double main-sequence star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5559 visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its faintness, HR5559 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5559

Finder chart HR5559 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5559.

HR5559 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 HR5559 are provided in the following table:

14h 56m 31s
-47° 52’ 45”
Image of HR5559 star
DSS2 image of HR5559. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5559 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5559


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5559 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5559. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5559 star system properties

HR5559 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5559 double sysyem:

2.2 arcsec

Distance of HR5559 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5559 is distant 625.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

191.94 pc
625.72 ly
15 km/s
-0.04 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5559


Visibility of HR5559 from your location

HR5559 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK