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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -50.6°   Azimuth: 350.7°   Direction: North

HR5720 is a giant star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5720 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5720 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 HR5720:


HR5720 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -50.6°
Azimuth: 350.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5720

HR5720 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 HR5720 are provided in the following table:

15h 23m 52s
-12° 22’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5720 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5720 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5720.

Visibility of HR5720 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 HR5720 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: 102.4°
Max altitude: 26.2°
Azimuth: 257.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5720

The image below is a photograph of HR5720 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 HR5720 is -0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5720 star
DSS2 image of HR5720. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5720 during the next 10000 years (-6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5720 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5720 is distant 602.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

184.84 pc
602.59 ly
-26 km/s
-0.038 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5720

HR5720 belongs to spectral class G6


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5720 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5720. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5720