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HR5886

Altitude: 64.6°   Azimuth: 312.7°   Direction: North-West

HR5886 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5886 visual magnitude is 5.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5886 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 HR5886:

5.19
Sub-giant

HR5886 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 64.6°
Azimuth: 312.7°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5886

HR5886 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5886 are provided in the following table:

15h 46m 40s
+62° 35’ 57”
96.42°
44.46°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5886 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5886 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5886.

Visibility of HR5886 from your location

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

HR5886 is circumpolar and transits at 22:34 UTC (altitude: 78.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5886

The image below is a photograph of HR5886 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 HR5886 is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.055 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5886 star
DSS2 image of HR5886. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5886 during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5886 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5886 is distant 271.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

83.33 pc
271.67 ly
-6 km/s
0.039 arcsec/year
-0.055 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5886

HR5886 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

0.59
A2IV
9652K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5886 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5886. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5886

SAO16848
SAO16848