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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR5859 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5859 visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5859 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 HR5859:

HR5859 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5859

HR5859 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 HR5859 are provided in the following table:

15h 45m 23s
+05° 26’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5859 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5859 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5859.

Visibility of HR5859 from your location

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

Today's HR5859 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.6°
Max altitude: 44.0°
Azimuth: 275.4°
HR5859 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5859

The image below is a photograph of HR5859 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 HR5859 is 0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5859 star
DSS2 image of HR5859. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5859 during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5859 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5859 is distant 383.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

117.79 pc
383.98 ly
-10 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5859

HR5859 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 HR5859 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5859. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5859