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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR5796 is a giant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5796 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5796 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 HR5796:

HR5796 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5796

HR5796 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 HR5796 are provided in the following table:

15h 35m 53s
+11° 15’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5796 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5796 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5796.

Visibility of HR5796 from your location

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

Today's HR5796 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.7°
Max altitude: 49.8°
Azimuth: 281.3°
HR5796 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5796

The image below is a photograph of HR5796 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 HR5796 is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5796 star
DSS2 image of HR5796. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5796 during the next 10000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5796 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5796 is distant 705.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

216.45 pc
705.63 ly
-26 km/s
-0.03 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5796

HR5796 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5796 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5796. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5796