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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:36 | Tran: 23:15 | Set: 2:57
Altitude: -23.1°   Azimuth: 259.1°   Direction: West

HR5906 is a sub-giant star of spectral class B6 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR5906 visual magnitude is 5.39. Because of its faintness, HR5906 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5906

Finder chart HR5906 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5906.

HR5906 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 HR5906 are provided in the following table:

15h 53m 53s
-24° 31’ 59”
Image of HR5906 star
DSS2 image of HR5906. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5906 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5906


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5906 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5906. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5906 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5906 is distant 414.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

127.06 pc
414.23 ly
2 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5906


Visibility of HR5906 from your location

Today's HR5906 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.5°
Max altitude: 14.0°
Azimuth: 245.5°