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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 22.3°   Azimuth: 195.1°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5847 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5847 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5847 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 HR5847:


HR5847 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.3°
Azimuth: 195.1°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5847

HR5847 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 HR5847 are provided in the following table:

15h 43m 24s
-15° 02’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5847 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5847 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5847.

Visibility of HR5847 from your location

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

Today's HR5847 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.0°
Max altitude: 23.5°
Azimuth: 255.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5847

The image below is a photograph of HR5847 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 HR5847 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.096 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5847 star
DSS2 image of HR5847. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5847 during the next 1000 years (-0.07 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.60 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5847 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5847 is distant 410.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

125.94 pc
410.58 ly
21 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.096 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5847

HR5847 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5847 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5847. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5847