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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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Altitude: 24.0°   Azimuth: 95.8°   Direction: East

HR5894 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5894 visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5894 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 HR5894:


HR5894 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 24.0°
Azimuth: 95.8°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5894

HR5894 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5894 are provided in the following table:

15h 50m 41s
+15° 08’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5894 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5894 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5894.

Visibility of HR5894 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 HR5894 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: 74.9°
Max altitude: 53.7°
Azimuth: 285.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5894

The image below is a photograph of HR5894 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 HR5894 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5894 star
DSS2 image of HR5894. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5894 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR5894

HR5894 belongs to spectral class M7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


Alternative designations of HR5894