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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -26.2°   Azimuth: 297.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR5583 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5583 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5583 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 HR5583:


HR5583 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -26.2°
Azimuth: 297.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5583

HR5583 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 HR5583 are provided in the following table:

14h 58m 52s
-04° 59’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5583 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5583 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5583.

Visibility of HR5583 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 HR5583 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: 95.0°
Max altitude: 33.5°
Azimuth: 265.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5583

The image below is a photograph of HR5583 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 HR5583 is -0.357 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.097 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5583 star
DSS2 image of HR5583. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5583 during the next 1000 years (-5.95 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.62 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5583 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5583 is distant 113.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

34.88 pc
113.71 ly
-29 km/s
-0.357 arcsec/year
-0.097 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5583

HR5583 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5583 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5583. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5583 star system properties

HR5583 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5583 double sysyem:

9.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5583