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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -37.6°   Azimuth: 128.2°   Direction: South-East

HR5560 is a giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5560 visual magnitude is 6.64. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5560 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 HR5560:


HR5560 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.6°
Azimuth: 128.2°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5560

HR5560 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 HR5560 are provided in the following table:

14h 57m 01s
-51° 26’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5560 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5560 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5560.

Visibility of HR5560 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR5560 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5560

The image below is a photograph of HR5560 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 HR5560 is -0.076 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5560 star
DSS2 image of HR5560. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5560 during the next 10000 years (-12.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5560 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5560 is distant 1,034.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

317.46 pc
1,034.92 ly
24 km/s
-0.076 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5560

HR5560 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5560 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5560. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5560