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Altitude: -71.5°   Azimuth: 67.4°   Direction: East-North-East

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:


HR5943 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -71.5°
Azimuth: 67.4°
Direction: East-North-East

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 hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5943 are provided in the following table:

15h 59m 30s
-41° 44’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5943 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5943 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5943.

Visibility of HR5943 from your location

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

HR5943 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

Image of HR5943 star
DSS2 image of HR5943. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5943 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

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.

116.41 pc
379.51 ly
-27 km/s
-0.04 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5943. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5943