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Altitude: -37.0°   Azimuth: 340.2°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5594 is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.

HR5594 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5594 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 HR5594:


HR5594 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.0°
Azimuth: 340.2°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5594

HR5594 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 HR5594 are provided in the following table:

15h 01m 48s
-00° 08’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5594 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5594 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5594.

Visibility of HR5594 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 HR5594 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: 90.1°
Max altitude: 38.4°
Azimuth: 269.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5594

The image below is a photograph of HR5594 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 HR5594 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5594 star
DSS2 image of HR5594. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5594 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5594 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5594 is distant 1,021.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

313.48 pc
1,021.94 ly
-34 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5594

HR5594 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5594 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5594. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5594 star system properties

HR5594 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 HR5594 double sysyem:

0.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5594