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Altitude: -7.3°   Azimuth: 206.1°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5604 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5604 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5604 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 HR5604:


HR5604 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -7.3°
Azimuth: 206.1°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5604

HR5604 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 HR5604 are provided in the following table:

15h 04m 42s
-40° 51’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5604 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5604 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5604.

Visibility of HR5604 from your location

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

HR5604 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5604

The image below is a photograph of HR5604 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 HR5604 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5604 star
DSS2 image of HR5604. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5604 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5604 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5604 is distant 640.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

196.46 pc
640.47 ly
-30 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5604

HR5604 belongs to spectral class M6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5604 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5604. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5604