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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR5608 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5608 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5608 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 HR5608:

HR5608 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 27°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5608

HR5608 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 HR5608 are provided in the following table:

15h 01m 27s
+60° 12’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5608 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5608 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5608.

Visibility of HR5608 from your location

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

HR5608 is circumpolar and transits at 05:53 UTC (altitude: 81.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5608

The image below is a photograph of HR5608 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 HR5608 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5608 star
DSS2 image of HR5608. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5608 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5608 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5608 is distant 326.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

100.20 pc
326.65 ly
-9 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5608

HR5608 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5608 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5608. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5608