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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 69.4°   Azimuth: 336.6°   Direction: North-North-West

HR5693 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR5693 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5693 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 HR5693:


HR5693 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 69.4°
Azimuth: 336.6°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5693

HR5693 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 HR5693 are provided in the following table:

15h 14m 51s
+68° 56’ 43”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5693 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5693 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5693.

Visibility of HR5693 from your location

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

HR5693 is circumpolar and transits at 22:18 UTC (altitude: 72.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5693

The image below is a photograph of HR5693 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 HR5693 is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5693 star
DSS2 image of HR5693. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5693 during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5693 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5693 is distant 689.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

211.42 pc
689.22 ly
-11 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5693

HR5693 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5693 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5693. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5693