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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:46 south
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Altitude: 13.5°   Azimuth: 175.0°   Direction: South

HR5942 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR5942 visual magnitude is 5.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5942 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 HR5942:


HR5942 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.5°
Azimuth: 175.0°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5942

HR5942 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 HR5942 are provided in the following table:

15h 58m 34s
-24° 49’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5942 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5942 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5942.

Visibility of HR5942 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 HR5942 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: 114.8°
Max altitude: 13.7°
Azimuth: 245.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5942

The image below is a photograph of HR5942 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 HR5942 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5942 star
DSS2 image of HR5942. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5942 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5942 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5942 is distant 488.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

149.70 pc
488.02 ly
-11 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5942

HR5942 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5942 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5942. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5942