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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Altitude: 2.2°   Azimuth: 139.3°   Direction: South-East

HR5658 is a double giant star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5658 visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5658 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 HR5658:


HR5658 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.2°
Azimuth: 139.3°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5658

HR5658 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 HR5658 are provided in the following table:

15h 13m 53s
-26° 11’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5658 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5658 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5658.

Visibility of HR5658 from your location

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

Today's HR5658 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.2°
Max altitude: 12.3°
Azimuth: 243.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5658

The image below is a photograph of HR5658 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 HR5658 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5658 star
DSS2 image of HR5658. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5658 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5658 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5658 is distant 918.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

281.69 pc
918.31 ly
-28 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5658

HR5658 belongs to spectral class G5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5658 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5658. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5658 star system properties

HR5658 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5658 double sysyem:

1.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5658