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Altitude: -10.7°   Azimuth: 175.5°   Direction: South

HR5617 is a giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5617 visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5617 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 HR5617:


HR5617 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.7°
Azimuth: 175.5°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5617

HR5617 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 HR5617 are provided in the following table:

15h 07m 25s
-49° 05’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5617 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5617 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5617.

Visibility of HR5617 from your location

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

HR5617 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5617

The image below is a photograph of HR5617 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 HR5617 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5617 star
DSS2 image of HR5617. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5617 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5617 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5617 is distant 348.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

106.95 pc
348.66 ly
-12 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5617

HR5617 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5617 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5617. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5617