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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: 32.0°   Azimuth: 57.0°   Direction: East-North-East

HR5612 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5612 visual magnitude is 6.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5612 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 HR5612 is -0.093 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5612 star
DSS2 image of HR5612. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5612 during the next 1000 years (-1.55 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.40 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5612


HR5612 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.0°
Azimuth: 57.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5612

HR5612 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 HR5612 are provided in the following table:

15h 03m 06s
+44° 38’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5612 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5612 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5612.

Visibility of HR5612 from your location

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

HR5612 is circumpolar and transits at 01:04 UTC (altitude: 83.2°)

Distance of HR5612 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5612 is distant 186.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

57.31 pc
186.82 ly
-20 km/s
-0.093 arcsec/year
0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5612

HR5612 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5612 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5612. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5612