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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13


HR5566 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5566 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5566 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 HR5566:

HR5566 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5566

HR5566 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5566 are provided in the following table:

14h 58m 08s
-48° 51’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5566 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5566 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5566.

Visibility of HR5566 from your location

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

HR5566 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5566

The image below is a photograph of HR5566 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 HR5566 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.333 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5566 star
DSS2 image of HR5566. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5566 during the next 1000 years (-0.12 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.55 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5566 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5566 is distant 79.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

24.52 pc
79.92 ly
37 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.333 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5566

HR5566 belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5566 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5566. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5566

Gl 570.1