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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: 6.7°   Azimuth: 181.4°   Direction: South

HR5923 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5923 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5923 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 HR5923:


HR5923 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.7°
Azimuth: 181.4°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5923

HR5923 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5923 are provided in the following table:

15h 56m 13s
-31° 47’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5923 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5923 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5923.

Visibility of HR5923 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 HR5923 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: 121.8°
Max altitude: 6.7°
Azimuth: 238.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5923

The image below is a photograph of HR5923 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 HR5923 is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5923 star
DSS2 image of HR5923. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5923 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5923 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5923 is distant 164.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

50.48 pc
164.56 ly
18 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5923

HR5923 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5923 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5923. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5923