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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: -41.8°   Azimuth: 11.7°   Direction: North-North-East

HR5875 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5875 visual magnitude is 5.53. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5875 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 HR5875:


HR5875 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -41.8°
Azimuth: 11.7°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5875

HR5875 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 HR5875 are provided in the following table:

15h 48m 56s
-03° 49’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5875 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5875 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5875.

Visibility of HR5875 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 HR5875 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: 93.8°
Max altitude: 34.7°
Azimuth: 266.2°
HR5875 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5875

The image below is a photograph of HR5875 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 HR5875 is -0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5875 star
DSS2 image of HR5875. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5875 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5875 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5875 is distant 160.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

49.16 pc
160.28 ly
-16 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5875

HR5875 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5875 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5875. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5875