HR5861 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Serpens.
HR5861 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5861 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 HR5861:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5861
HR5861 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 HR5861 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5861 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5861 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5861
The image below is a photograph of HR5861 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 HR5861 is 0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR5861 from the Sun and relative movement
HR5861 is distant 618.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR5861
HR5861 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5861 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.