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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 13:59 | Tran: 21:07 | Set: 4:19
Alt: 52.10°   Az: 181.91°   Direction: South

HR5850 is a double giant star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5850 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its faintness, HR5850 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR5850 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of HR5850 star
DSS2 image of HR5850. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5850 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


15h 44m 19s
+13° 35’ 28”
00h 04m 50s
15h 49m 09s


15h 43m 10s
+13° 40’ 04”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR5850 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5850.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5850 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5850. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR5850 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5850 double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR5850 is distant 629.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

193.05 pc
629.34 ly
-10 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/y
-0.032 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR5850 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.4°
Max altitude: 52.1°
Azimuth: 283.6°