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Altitude: -13.1°   Azimuth: 182.1°   Direction: South

HR5738 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5738 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5738 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 HR5738:

Bright giant

HR5738 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.1°
Azimuth: 182.1°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5738

HR5738 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 HR5738 are provided in the following table:

15h 28m 27s
-51° 35’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5738 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5738 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5738.

Visibility of HR5738 from your location

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

HR5738 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5738

The image below is a photograph of HR5738 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 HR5738 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5738 star
DSS2 image of HR5738. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5738 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5738 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5738 is distant 1,495.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

458.72 pc
1,495.41 ly
-16 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5738

HR5738 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5738 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5738. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5738 star system properties

HR5738 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5738 double sysyem:

13.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5738