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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:03 south
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HR5565 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hydra.

HR5565 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5565 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 HR5565:

HR5565 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 2°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5565

HR5565 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 HR5565 are provided in the following table:

14h 57m 13s
-29° 09’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5565 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5565 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5565.

Visibility of HR5565 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 HR5565 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: 119.2°
Max altitude: 9.4°
Azimuth: 240.8°
HR5565 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5565

The image below is a photograph of HR5565 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 HR5565 is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5565 star
DSS2 image of HR5565. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5565 during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5565 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5565 is distant 557.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

170.94 pc
557.26 ly
8 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5565

HR5565 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 HR5565 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5565. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5565