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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 77.2°   Azimuth: 296.2°   Direction: West-North-West

HR5878 is a giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Draco.

HR5878 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its faintness, HR5878 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 HR5878

Finder chart HR5878 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5878.

HR5878 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 HR5878 are provided in the following table:

15h 46m 34s
+55° 28’ 28”
Image of HR5878 star
DSS2 image of HR5878. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5878 during the next 1000 years (-2.08 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.27 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5878



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5878 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5878. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5878 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5878 is distant 1,041.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

319.49 pc
1,041.53 ly
-4 km/s
-0.125 arcsec/year
0.076 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5878


Visibility of HR5878 from your location

HR5878 is circumpolar and transits at 21:32 UTC (altitude: 86.0°)