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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR5706 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5706 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5706 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 HR5706:

HR5706 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5706

HR5706 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 HR5706 are provided in the following table:

15h 20m 47s
-02° 24’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5706 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5706 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5706.

Visibility of HR5706 from your location

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

Today's HR5706 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.4°
Max altitude: 36.1°
Azimuth: 267.6°
HR5706 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5706

The image below is a photograph of HR5706 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 HR5706 is -0.253 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.177 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5706 star
DSS2 image of HR5706. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5706 during the next 1000 years (-4.22 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.95 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5706 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5706 is distant 120.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 47 kilometers per second.

36.93 pc
120.38 ly
-47 km/s
-0.253 arcsec/year
-0.177 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5706

HR5706 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5706 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5706. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5706