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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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Altitude: 72.6°   Azimuth: 42.5°   Direction: North-East

HR5768 is a star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5768 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5768 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 HR5768:


HR5768 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 72.6°
Azimuth: 42.5°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5768

HR5768 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5768 are provided in the following table:

15h 29m 21s
+62° 05’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5768 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5768 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5768.

Visibility of HR5768 from your location

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

HR5768 is circumpolar and transits at 14:56 UTC (altitude: 79.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5768

The image below is a photograph of HR5768 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 HR5768 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5768 star
DSS2 image of HR5768. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5768 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5768 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5768 is distant 680.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

208.77 pc
680.58 ly
-40 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5768

HR5768 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5768 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5768. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5768