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Altitude: 47.3°   Azimuth: 125.3°   Direction: South-East

HR5659 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5659 visual magnitude is 6.68. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5659 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 HR5659:


HR5659 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 47.3°
Azimuth: 125.3°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5659

HR5659 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5659 are provided in the following table:

15h 12m 43s
+19° 17’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5659 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5659 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5659.

Visibility of HR5659 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 HR5659 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: 70.7°
Max altitude: 57.8°
Azimuth: 289.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5659

The image below is a photograph of HR5659 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 HR5659 is -0.59 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.29 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5659 star
DSS2 image of HR5659. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5659 during the next 1000 years (-9.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5659 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5659 is distant 92.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

28.46 pc
92.77 ly
-37 km/s
-0.59 arcsec/year
0.29 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5659

HR5659 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5659 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5659. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5659 star system properties

HR5659 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5659 double sysyem:

23.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5659

NN 3896 A