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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 69.6°   Azimuth: 330.9°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5691 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR5691 visual magnitude is 5.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5691 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 HR5691:


HR5691 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 69.6°
Azimuth: 330.9°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5691

HR5691 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5691 are provided in the following table:

15h 14m 38s
+67° 20’ 48”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5691 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5691 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5691.

Visibility of HR5691 from your location

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

HR5691 is circumpolar and transits at 10:14 UTC (altitude: 74.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5691

The image below is a photograph of HR5691 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 HR5691 is 0.221 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.39 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5691 star
DSS2 image of HR5691. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5691 during the next 1000 years (3.68 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5691 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5691 is distant 82.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 47 kilometers per second.

25.31 pc
82.51 ly
-47 km/s
0.221 arcsec/year
-0.39 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5691

HR5691 belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5691 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5691. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5691

Gl 580.2