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HR5844 is a giant star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR5844 visual magnitude is 5.62. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5844 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 HR5844:

HR5844 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 34°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5844

HR5844 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 HR5844 are provided in the following table:

15h 37m 39s
+69° 16’ 59”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5844 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5844 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5844.

Visibility of HR5844 from your location

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

HR5844 is circumpolar and transits at 05:08 UTC (altitude: 72.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5844

The image below is a photograph of HR5844 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 HR5844 is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5844 star
DSS2 image of HR5844. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5844 during the next 10000 years (-7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5844 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5844 is distant 881.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

270.27 pc
881.08 ly
-29 km/s
-0.047 arcsec/year
0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5844

HR5844 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5844 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5844. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5844