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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 75.0°   Azimuth: 308.6°   Direction: North-West

HR5949 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5949 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5949 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 HR5949:


HR5949 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 75.0°
Azimuth: 308.6°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5949

HR5949 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5949 are provided in the following table:

15h 55m 49s
+58° 54’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5949 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5949 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5949.

Visibility of HR5949 from your location

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

HR5949 is circumpolar and transits at 11:23 UTC (altitude: 82.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5949

The image below is a photograph of HR5949 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 HR5949 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5949 star
DSS2 image of HR5949. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5949 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5949 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5949 is distant 465.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

142.65 pc
465.05 ly
-8 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5949

HR5949 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5949 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5949. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5949