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north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
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Altitude: 1.0°   Azimuth: 325.3°   Direction: North-West

HR5877 is a star in the constellation of Corona Borealis.

HR5877 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5877 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 HR5877:


HR5877 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.0°
Azimuth: 325.3°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5877

HR5877 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5877 are provided in the following table:

15h 48m 02s
+31° 44’ 08”
Corona Borealis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5877 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5877 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5877.

Visibility of HR5877 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 HR5877 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: 58.3°
Max altitude: 70.3°
Azimuth: 301.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5877

The image below is a photograph of HR5877 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 HR5877 is 0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5877 star
DSS2 image of HR5877. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5877 during the next 10000 years (5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5877 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5877 is distant 823.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

252.53 pc
823.23 ly
-20 km/s
0.032 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5877

HR5877 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5877 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5877. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5877