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Altitude: -35.6°   Azimuth: 265.2°   Direction: West

HR5893 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5893 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5893 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 HR5893:


HR5893 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.6°
Azimuth: 265.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5893

HR5893 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 HR5893 are provided in the following table:

15h 52m 12s
-29° 53’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5893 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5893 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5893.

Visibility of HR5893 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 HR5893 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: 119.9°
Max altitude: 8.6°
Azimuth: 240.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5893

The image below is a photograph of HR5893 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 HR5893 is -0.135 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.089 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5893 star
DSS2 image of HR5893. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5893 during the next 1000 years (-2.25 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.48 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5893 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5893 is distant 262.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

80.58 pc
262.69 ly
-17 km/s
-0.135 arcsec/year
-0.089 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5893

HR5893 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5893 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5893. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5893 star system properties

HR5893 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5893 double sysyem:

29.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5893