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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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Altitude: -2.1°   Azimuth: 323.6°   Direction: North-West

HR5880 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Corona Borealis.

HR5880 visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5880 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 HR5880:


HR5880 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.1°
Azimuth: 323.6°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5880

HR5880 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 HR5880 are provided in the following table:

15h 48m 34s
+28° 09’ 24”
Corona Borealis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5880 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5880 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5880.

Visibility of HR5880 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 HR5880 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: 61.8°
Max altitude: 66.7°
Azimuth: 298.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5880

The image below is a photograph of HR5880 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 HR5880 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5880 star
DSS2 image of HR5880. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5880 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5880 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5880 is distant 6,037.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

1,851.85 pc
6,037.04 ly
25 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5880

HR5880 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5880 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5880. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5880