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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: 2.8°   Azimuth: 215.2°   Direction: South-West

HR5856 is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5856 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5856 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 HR5856:


HR5856 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.8°
Azimuth: 215.2°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5856

HR5856 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5856 are provided in the following table:

15h 46m 12s
-28° 03’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5856 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5856 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5856.

Visibility of HR5856 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 HR5856 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: 118.1°
Max altitude: 10.5°
Azimuth: 241.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5856

The image below is a photograph of HR5856 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 HR5856 is -0.067 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5856 star
DSS2 image of HR5856. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5856 during the next 10000 years (-11.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5856 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5856 is distant 221.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

68.07 pc
221.92 ly
-21 km/s
-0.067 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5856

HR5856 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5856 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5856. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5856