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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: -29.8°   Azimuth: 114.7°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5864 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5864 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5864 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 HR5864:


HR5864 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.8°
Azimuth: 114.7°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5864

HR5864 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 HR5864 are provided in the following table:

15h 47m 29s
-37° 54’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5864 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5864 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5864.

Visibility of HR5864 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 HR5864 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: 127.9°
Max altitude: 0.6°
Azimuth: 232.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5864

The image below is a photograph of HR5864 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 HR5864 is -0.43 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.217 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5864 star
DSS2 image of HR5864. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5864 during the next 1000 years (-7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.62 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5864 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5864 is distant 49.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

15.24 pc
49.70 ly
-5 km/s
-0.43 arcsec/year
-0.217 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5864

HR5864 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5864 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5864. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5864 star system properties

HR5864 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 HR5864 double sysyem:

14.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5864

Gl 599 A