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HR5931 is a giant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5931 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5931 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 HR5931:

HR5931 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 29°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5931

HR5931 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 HR5931 are provided in the following table:

15h 55m 39s
+18° 37’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5931 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5931 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5931.

Visibility of HR5931 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR5931 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.4°
Max altitude: 57.1°
Azimuth: 288.6°
HR5931 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5931

The image below is a photograph of HR5931 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 HR5931 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5931 star
DSS2 image of HR5931. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5931 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5931 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5931 is distant 1,646.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

505.05 pc
1,646.46 ly
-42 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5931

HR5931 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5931 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5931. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5931