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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 15:43 | Tran: 23:14 | Set: 6:48
Altitude: 8.3°   Azimuth: 287.6°   Direction: West-North-West

HR5909 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5909 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its faintness, HR5909 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 HR5909

Finder chart HR5909 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5909.

HR5909 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 HR5909 are provided in the following table:

15h 52m 56s
+17° 24’ 12”
Image of HR5909 star
DSS2 image of HR5909. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5909 during the next 10000 years (-6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5909



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5909 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5909. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5909 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5909 is distant 485.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

148.81 pc
485.12 ly
-12 km/s
-0.041 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5909


Visibility of HR5909 from your location

Today's HR5909 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.6°
Max altitude: 55.9°
Azimuth: 287.4°