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Altitude: -51.6°   Azimuth: 152.1°   Direction: South-South-East

HR5628 is a giant star in the constellation of Apus.

HR5628 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5628 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 HR5628 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5628 star
DSS2 image of HR5628. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5628 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5628


HR5628 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -51.6°
Azimuth: 152.1°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5628

HR5628 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 HR5628 are provided in the following table:

15h 12m 33s
-72° 46’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5628 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5628 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5628.

Visibility of HR5628 from your location

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

HR5628 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR5628 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5628 is distant 848.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

260.42 pc
848.96 ly
-13 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5628

HR5628 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5628 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5628. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5628