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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR5846 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5846 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5846 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 HR5846:

HR5846 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5846

HR5846 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5846 are provided in the following table:

15h 44m 22s
-41° 49’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5846 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5846 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5846.

Visibility of HR5846 from your location

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

HR5846 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5846

The image below is a photograph of HR5846 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 HR5846 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5846 star
DSS2 image of HR5846. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5846 during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5846 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5846 is distant 461.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

141.44 pc
461.10 ly
19 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5846

HR5846 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5846 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5846. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5846 star system properties

HR5846 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 HR5846 double sysyem:

3.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5846