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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 20:04
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Altitude: 22.5°   Azimuth: 58.6°   Direction: East-North-East

HR5761 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Boötes.

HR5761 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5761 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5761 is -0.059 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5761 star
DSS2 image of HR5761. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5761 during the next 10000 years (-9.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5761


HR5761 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.5°
Azimuth: 58.6°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5761

HR5761 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5761 are provided in the following table:

15h 30m 27s
+36° 48’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5761 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5761 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5761.

Visibility of HR5761 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 HR5761 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: 53.2°
Max altitude: 75.3°
Azimuth: 306.8°

Distance of HR5761 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5761 is distant 328.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

100.91 pc
328.96 ly
2 km/s
-0.059 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5761

HR5761 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5761 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5761. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5761