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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -83.7°   Azimuth: 9.8°   Direction: North

HR5642 is a multiple giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5642 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its faintness, HR5642 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5642

Finder chart HR5642 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5642.

HR5642 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 HR5642 are provided in the following table:

15h 11m 34s
-45° 16’ 39”
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);

Key facts about HR5642


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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:

32.5 arcsec

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

Alternative designations of HR5642


Visibility of HR5642 from your location

HR5642 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK