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Altitude: -42.8°   Azimuth: 145.4°   Direction: South-East

HR5876 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Triangulum Australe.

HR5876 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5876 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 HR5876:


HR5876 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -42.8°
Azimuth: 145.4°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5876

HR5876 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 HR5876 are provided in the following table:

15h 52m 56s
-65° 09’ 09”
Triangulum Australe

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5876 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5876 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5876.

Visibility of HR5876 from your location

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

HR5876 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5876

The image below is a photograph of HR5876 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 HR5876 is 0.035 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.

Image of HR5876 star
DSS2 image of HR5876. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5876 during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5876 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5876 is distant 413.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

126.74 pc
413.18 ly
16 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5876

HR5876 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 HR5876 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5876. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5876