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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -40.9°   Azimuth: 263.6°   Direction: West

HR5587 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5587 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5587 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5587 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5587 star
DSS2 image of HR5587. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5587 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5587


HR5587 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.9°
Azimuth: 263.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5587

HR5587 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 HR5587 are provided in the following table:

15h 01m 58s
-34° 21’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5587 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5587 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5587.

Visibility of HR5587 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 HR5587 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: 124.4°
Max altitude: 4.2°
Azimuth: 235.6°

Distance of HR5587 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5587 is distant 392.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

120.48 pc
392.77 ly
-3 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5587

HR5587 belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5587 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5587. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5587