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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 7.8°   Azimuth: 124.6°   Direction: South-East

HR5896 is a giant star in the constellation of Libra.

HR5896 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5896 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 HR5896:


HR5896 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 7.8°
Azimuth: 124.6°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5896

HR5896 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 HR5896 are provided in the following table:

15h 51m 38s
-14° 08’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5896 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5896 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5896.

Visibility of HR5896 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 HR5896 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: 104.1°
Max altitude: 24.4°
Azimuth: 255.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5896

The image below is a photograph of HR5896 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 HR5896 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5896 star
DSS2 image of HR5896. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5896 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5896 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5896 is distant 692.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

212.31 pc
692.14 ly
-22 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5896

HR5896 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5896 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5896. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5896