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HR5642

HR5642 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5642 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5642 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 HR5642:

6.44
Giant
HR5642 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5642

HR5642 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5642 are provided in the following table:

15h 11m 34s
-45° 16’ 39”
327.22°
10.88°
Lupus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5642 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5642 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5642.

Visibility of HR5642 from your location

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

HR5642 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5642

The image below is a photograph of HR5642 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 HR5642 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5642 star
DSS2 image of HR5642. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5642 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5642 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5642 is distant 389.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

119.33 pc
389.02 ly
-4 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5642

HR5642 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.06
K1III
4649K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5642 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5642. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5642 star system properties

HR5642 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5642 double sysyem:

6.44
7.34
0.9
32.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5642

SAO225517
SAO225517