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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 17.7°   Azimuth: 175.5°   Direction: South

HR5749 is a variable star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5749 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5749 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 HR5749:


HR5749 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.7°
Azimuth: 175.5°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5749

HR5749 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 HR5749 are provided in the following table:

15h 30m 36s
-20° 43’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5749 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5749 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5749.

Visibility of HR5749 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 HR5749 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: 110.7°
Max altitude: 17.8°
Azimuth: 249.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5749

The image below is a photograph of HR5749 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 HR5749 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5749 star
DSS2 image of HR5749. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5749 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5749 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5749 is distant 234.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

71.79 pc
234.03 ly
-11 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5749

HR5749 belongs to spectral class A5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5749 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5749. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5749