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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: 56.5°   Azimuth: 304.6°   Direction: North-West

HR5841 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5841 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5841 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 HR5841:


HR5841 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 56.5°
Azimuth: 304.6°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5841

HR5841 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 HR5841 are provided in the following table:

15h 39m 09s
+57° 55’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5841 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5841 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5841.

Visibility of HR5841 from your location

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

HR5841 is circumpolar and transits at 10:51 UTC (altitude: 83.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5841

The image below is a photograph of HR5841 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 HR5841 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5841 star
DSS2 image of HR5841. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5841 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5841 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5841 is distant 442.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

135.87 pc
442.93 ly
-8 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5841

HR5841 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5841 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5841. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5841