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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: 19.5°   Azimuth: 88.5°   Direction: East

HR5913 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5913 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5913 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 HR5913:

Bright giant

HR5913 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 19.5°
Azimuth: 88.5°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5913

HR5913 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 HR5913 are provided in the following table:

15h 53m 34s
+16° 04’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5913 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5913 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5913.

Visibility of HR5913 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 HR5913 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: 73.9°
Max altitude: 54.6°
Azimuth: 286.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5913

The image below is a photograph of HR5913 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 HR5913 is 0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5913 star
DSS2 image of HR5913. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5913 during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5913 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5913 is distant 287.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

88.34 pc
287.99 ly
2 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5913

HR5913 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5913 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5913. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5913 star system properties

HR5913 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 HR5913 double sysyem:

3.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5913