HR5950 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR5950 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5950 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 HR5950:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5950
HR5950 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 HR5950 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5950 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5950 from your location
HR5950 is circumpolar and transits at 04:53 UTC (altitude: 78.2°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5950
The image below is a photograph of HR5950 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 HR5950 is -0.063 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.06 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR5950 from the Sun and relative movement
HR5950 is distant 396.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR5950
HR5950 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5950 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.