HR5943 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lupus.
HR5943 visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5943 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5943:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5943
HR5943 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5943 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5943 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5943 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR5943 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5943
The image below is a photograph of HR5943 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 HR5943 is -0.04 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.
Distance of HR5943 from the Sun and relative movement
HR5943 is distant 379.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR5943
HR5943 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5943 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.