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HR5816

HR5816 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5816 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5816 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 HR5816:

6.48
Main-sequence
HR5816 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5816

HR5816 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 HR5816 are provided in the following table:

15h 38m 40s
-08° 47’ 27”
357.32°
35.87°
Libra

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5816 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5816 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5816.

Visibility of HR5816 from your location

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

Today's HR5816 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.8°
Max altitude: 29.7°
Azimuth: 261.2°
HR5816 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5816

The image below is a photograph of HR5816 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 HR5816 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5816 star
DSS2 image of HR5816. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5816 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5816 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5816 is distant 81.11 light years from the Sun

24.88 pc
81.11 ly
0.028 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5816

HR5816 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

4.50
F6V
6300K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5816 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5816. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5816 star system properties

HR5816 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5816 double sysyem:

6.48
6.68
0.2
11.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5816

SAO140672
SAO140672