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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 27.9°   Azimuth: 48.0°   Direction: North-East

HR5597 is a variable and double star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5597 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5597 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 HR5597 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 HR5597 star
DSS2 image of HR5597. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5597 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5597


HR5597 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 27.9°
Azimuth: 48.0°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5597

HR5597 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5597 are provided in the following table:

15h 00m 38s
+47° 16’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5597 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5597 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5597.

Visibility of HR5597 from your location

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

HR5597 is circumpolar and transits at 01:02 UTC (altitude: 85.8°)

Distance of HR5597 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5597 is distant 476.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

146.20 pc
476.61 ly
-14 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5597

HR5597 belongs to spectral class B9 HR5597 is also a SiSrCr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5597 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5597. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5597 star system properties

HR5597 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5597 double sysyem:

35.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5597