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Altitude: -21.3°   Azimuth: 262.0°   Direction: West

HR5568 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5568 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5568 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 HR5568:


HR5568 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -21.3°
Azimuth: 262.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5568

HR5568 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5568 are provided in the following table:

14h 57m 28s
-21° 24’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5568 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5568 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5568.

Visibility of HR5568 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 HR5568 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: 111.4°
Max altitude: 17.1°
Azimuth: 248.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5568

The image below is a photograph of HR5568 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 HR5568 is 1.045 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -1.729 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5568 star
DSS2 image of HR5568. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5568 during the next 100 years (1.74 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.88 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5568 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5568 is distant 19.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

5.91 pc
19.25 ly
20 km/s
1.045 arcsec/year
-1.729 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5568

HR5568 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5568 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5568. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5568 star system properties

HR5568 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5568 double sysyem:

22.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5568

Gl 570 A