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Altitude: -44.8°   Azimuth: 274.3°   Direction: West

HR5688 is a double giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5688 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5688 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 HR5688:


HR5688 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -44.8°
Azimuth: 274.3°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5688

HR5688 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 HR5688 are provided in the following table:

15h 18m 41s
-31° 12’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5688 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5688 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5688.

Visibility of HR5688 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 HR5688 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: 121.2°
Max altitude: 7.3°
Azimuth: 238.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5688

The image below is a photograph of HR5688 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 HR5688 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5688 star
DSS2 image of HR5688. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5688 during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5688 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5688 is distant 996.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

305.81 pc
996.94 ly
-24 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5688

HR5688 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5688 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5688. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5688 star system properties

HR5688 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5688 double sysyem:

21.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5688