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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 14:40 | Tran: 22:23 | Set: 6:10
Altitude: 43.4°   Azimuth: 116.9°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5740 is a hypergiant star of spectral class G0 in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5740 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its faintness, HR5740 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5740

Finder chart HR5740 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5740.

HR5740 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 HR5740 are provided in the following table:

15h 25m 53s
+19° 28’ 50”
Image of HR5740 star
DSS2 image of HR5740. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5740 during the next 10000 years (-9.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5740


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5740 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5740. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5740 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5740 is distant 136.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

41.75 pc
136.12 ly
-3 km/s
-0.057 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5740


Visibility of HR5740 from your location

Today's HR5740 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.5°
Max altitude: 58.0°
Azimuth: 289.5°