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HR5580 is a giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5580 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5580 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 HR5580:

HR5580 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5580

HR5580 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 HR5580 are provided in the following table:

14h 59m 27s
-43° 09’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5580 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5580 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5580.

Visibility of HR5580 from your location

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

HR5580 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5580

The image below is a photograph of HR5580 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 HR5580 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5580 star
DSS2 image of HR5580. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5580 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5580 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5580 is distant 1,801.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

552.49 pc
1,801.10 ly
-10 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5580

HR5580 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5580 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5580. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5580