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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: -33.6°   Azimuth: 111.0°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5697 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5697 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5697 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5697 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5697 star
DSS2 image of HR5697. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5697 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5697


HR5697 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.6°
Azimuth: 111.0°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5697

HR5697 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 HR5697 are provided in the following table:

15h 21m 30s
-38° 13’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5697 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5697 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5697.

Visibility of HR5697 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 HR5697 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: 128.2°
Max altitude: 0.3°
Azimuth: 231.8°

Distance of HR5697 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5697 is distant 402.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

123.46 pc
402.47 ly
7 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5697

HR5697 belongs to spectral class A0 HR5697 is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5697 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5697. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5697 star system properties

HR5697 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5697 double sysyem:

5.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5697