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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR5860 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5860 visual magnitude is 5.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5860 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 HR5860:

HR5860 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5860

HR5860 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 HR5860 are provided in the following table:

15h 46m 44s
-34° 40’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5860 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5860 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5860.

Visibility of HR5860 from your location

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

Today's HR5860 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 124.7°
Max altitude: 3.8°
Azimuth: 235.3°
HR5860 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5860

The image below is a photograph of HR5860 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 HR5860 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5860 star
DSS2 image of HR5860. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5860 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5860 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5860 is distant 388.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

119.05 pc
388.10 ly
5 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5860

HR5860 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5860 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5860. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5860 star system properties

HR5860 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5860 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5860