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Altitude: -29.2°   Azimuth: 201.4°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5884 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Triangulum Australe.

HR5884 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5884 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 HR5884:


HR5884 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.2°
Azimuth: 201.4°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5884

HR5884 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 HR5884 are provided in the following table:

15h 53m 22s
-62° 36’ 24”
Triangulum Australe

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5884 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5884 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5884.

Visibility of HR5884 from your location

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

HR5884 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5884

The image below is a photograph of HR5884 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 HR5884 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5884 star
DSS2 image of HR5884. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5884 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5884 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5884 is distant 623.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

191.20 pc
623.33 ly
8 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5884

HR5884 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5884 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5884. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5884