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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Rise: 16:52 | Tran: 22:55 | Set: 5:01
Altitude: 16.8°   Azimuth: 249.3°   Direction: West-South-West

HR5861 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5861 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its faintness, HR5861 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5861

Finder chart HR5861 star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

15h 45m 39s
+00° 53’ 29”
Image of HR5861 star
DSS2 image of HR5861. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5861 during the next 10000 years (7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5861


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5861. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

189.75 pc
618.60 ly
14 km/s
0.043 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5861


Visibility of HR5861 from your location

Today's HR5861 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.1°
Max altitude: 39.4°
Azimuth: 270.9°