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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: 18.2°   Azimuth: 55.9°   Direction: North-East

HR5609 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5609 visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5609 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 HR5609 is -0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5609 star
DSS2 image of HR5609. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5609 during the next 10000 years (-6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5609


HR5609 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 18.2°
Azimuth: 55.9°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5609

HR5609 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 HR5609 are provided in the following table:

15h 03m 06s
+35° 12’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5609 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5609 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5609.

Visibility of HR5609 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 HR5609 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: 54.8°
Max altitude: 73.7°
Azimuth: 305.2°

Distance of HR5609 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5609 is distant 275.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

84.39 pc
275.11 ly
-27 km/s
-0.038 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5609

HR5609 belongs to spectral class G8


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5609 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5609. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5609