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Altitude: 70.2°   Azimuth: 327.0°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5589 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR5589 visual magnitude is 4.6. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5589 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5589:


HR5589 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 70.2°
Azimuth: 327.0°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5589

HR5589 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5589 are provided in the following table:

14h 57m 34s
+65° 55’ 57”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5589 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5589 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5589.

Visibility of HR5589 from your location

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

HR5589 is circumpolar and transits at 10:13 UTC (altitude: 75.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5589

The image below is a photograph of HR5589 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 HR5589 is -0.079 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5589 star
DSS2 image of HR5589. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5589 during the next 10000 years (-13.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5589 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5589 is distant 397.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

121.95 pc
397.56 ly
7 km/s
-0.079 arcsec/year
0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5589

HR5589 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5589 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5589. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5589