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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:55 south
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Altitude: 14.0°   Azimuth: 292.7°   Direction: West-North-West

HR5711 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5711 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5711 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 HR5711:


HR5711 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 14.0°
Azimuth: 292.7°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5711

HR5711 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 HR5711 are provided in the following table:

15h 21m 06s
+24° 57’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5711 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5711 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5711.

Visibility of HR5711 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 HR5711 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: 65.0°
Max altitude: 63.5°
Azimuth: 295.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5711

The image below is a photograph of HR5711 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 HR5711 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5711 star
DSS2 image of HR5711. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5711 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5711 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5711 is distant 555.37 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

170.36 pc
555.37 ly
-2 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5711

HR5711 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5711 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5711. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5711