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Altitude: 53.7°   Azimuth: 348.2°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5596 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR5596 visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5596 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 HR5596:


HR5596 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 53.7°
Azimuth: 348.2°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5596

HR5596 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 HR5596 are provided in the following table:

14h 50m 20s
+82° 30’ 42”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5596 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5596 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5596.

Visibility of HR5596 from your location

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

HR5596 is circumpolar and transits at 10:06 UTC (altitude: 59.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5596

The image below is a photograph of HR5596 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 HR5596 is 0.176 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.222 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5596 star
DSS2 image of HR5596. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5596 during the next 1000 years (2.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.70 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5596 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5596 is distant 141.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 43 kilometers per second.

43.33 pc
141.25 ly
-43 km/s
0.176 arcsec/year
-0.222 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5596

HR5596 belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5596 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5596. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5596